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  • Movie: Never Said Goodbye
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 656 users)
  • Ranked: #1174
  • Popularity: #1549
  • Watchers: 1,925

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Never Said Goodbye
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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 656 users
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A Korean exchange student in Shanghai who falls in love with a local Chinese girl.

  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 656 users)
  • Ranked: #1174
  • Popularity: #1549
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Johnson-Shampoo
38 people found this review helpful
Oct 2, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
The romantic tale between an exchange student from Korea (lee joon gi) and a Chinese girl (Zhou) in Shanghai. The movie starts off with lee joon gi deciding to go to Italy to study opera leaving his cute girlfriend back in Shanghai.
The movie covers their cute moments of how they met in university and how they fell in love like it was fate. The movie is shot in Italy and in China with one of the most beautiful cinematography ever.
There is MINIMAL DUBBING, lee joon gi was speaking Korean most of the time, or all the time, so it was sooooo good to hear.
Even though the movie is set In a melodramatic tone, it still had a lot of heartwarming fun moments.
One of the cutest chemi I've seen on screen.
Shampoo gives 8.7/10
Movie quotes:
" you wanna go to Italy to learn opera when you can't even sing the birthday song in tune"
"We must move on , we must"
"A world without you, I can't imagine it, it terrifies me, it's terrifying"
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MiraiArtx
15 people found this review helpful
Oct 9, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Before I continue further with this review, I have to say that one of the best parts of this movie which is that there is NO DUBBING! This is extremely rare for a Chinese movie, especially with a foreign actor and I loved that they didn't have to use dubbing. As a huge fan of the uber talented Lee Joon Gi, I definitely had to watch this. My experience with Chinese movies weren't the best, I admit, but I gave it a try anyway and I'm so glad I did.

I think it's safe to say this storyline has been done a million times. The plot is by no means unique, but I still found myself anticipating the events to come. The execution of the the story, I thought, was done really well. If you're impatient, you may be tempted to drop it at the beginning, just because they present a series of events that happen so quickly you don't even know what's happening. That is actually what I really appreciated though, because the second half of the movie focuses on unfolding the previously introduced scenes and connecting everything together in a sort of genius way.

Lee Joon Gi was of course, amazing as always (I may be a bit biased). He's honestly one of the best actors I've seen. His acting was extremely natural, even for parts that required him to speak in mandarin, which just proves how talented he is. Zhou DongYu's acting was pretty good considering it was one of her first roles. I didn't particularly like her character though because it seems as though the writers wanted to make her more complex, but instead she seemed a bit irrational and off putting.

I loved the music! For a While by Lee Joon Gi was played in the movie which was great. Unfortunately I can't post the Chinese title on here, but the title of the main track can be found on the Chinese wikipedia page for this movie. It took me forever to find!


Overall, I really loved it and would definitely rewatch. The cinematography was absolutely beautiful and you could really see the artistic intent behind each shot. Sure the movie isn't original, but it still made me an emotional mess and more of a potato for the entirety of the it (and maybe 10 minutes after as I contemplated the meaning of life). I wholeheartedly recommend it if you're into cheesy (in a good way) tearjerkers ^.^

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