Built on the melancholy theme “disappear with the wind,” the film will center around the trials and tribulations of youths as they struggle to find their way in this changing world. (A young girl pursues her childhood sweetheart, and finally gets into the college he went to, only to learn that he has left to study abroad. She makes new friends, becomes enemies with a cold but handsome man, and then fallsfor him – but wait, there’s more! She graduates college, and years later, both men return to her life….)Directed by Zhao Wei.
Cast & Credits
The movie could be dragging so I don't think I would rewatch it ever again. In addition, I wouldn't think that this would be that much of a huge box-office success if it weren't for the fact that it was Zhao Wei's directorial debut. However, I'm still happy that I was able to watch it because it was still well-crafted. I really have to say that China's really good at producing movies that more people should take notice of.
Story: Maybe because I myself is an university student, I can relate to the characters in the movie. This movie has all elements of youth, friendship, sisterhood, romance, ambition, fun, playfulness and so on. I am glad that the story focuses more on the younger time than the mature adults.
Acting: I would say it was well-cast. I heard that the female lead is a new actress, this being her first female lead role. But she did a really great job. Starring Mark Chao and Han Geng, there is nothing to ask for more although Han Geng's character has little to offer.
Music: I didn't find it great or bad.
Rewatch value: I don't really rewatch movies but it would be great to rewatch it after a few years.
Overall, this kind of movie takes an effort to start watching it, at least for me because it can be really boring sometimes. However, for this movie, it is a great movie worth watching, evidenced by its box-office figures.