• Movie: Hard to Give Up
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 154 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5941
  • Watchers: 329

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Ratings: 6.4/10 from 154 users
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It's a story of a painter, Su He, who is nervous looking for inspiration for one of his works that will be displayed in an important exhibition. In the search of models for artistic nude drawing, gets to know a boy, Er Meng, who catches his attention, and slowly he ends up seeing more and more attracted to him, although he doesn't know yet how he feels, and what kind of relationship they are in. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 11 min.
  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 154 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5941
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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4 people found this review helpful
Nov 3, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
Not the most original of storylines, but simple and touching in its way. It's a short watch, so boredom does not have time to creep in. Cast pretty wooden unfortunately. Nice happy ending always rates a bonus for me.
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Raz Muza
2 people found this review helpful
Jan 10, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Story is OK. The actor who played the painter veered between detachment (for his 'girlfriend') and affection (for the boy). The attention he paid towards the boy as the plot unfolded would indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was in love. Which makes the ending monologue spoken by the painter rather confusing and leaves the viewer guessing whether he loved the boy or he did not? Why the sudden u-turn? I don't understand Mandarin and maybe the subtitles was badly translated, but he said something like "We are not lovers". So what exactly did he mean by that and how did it add to the conclusion? I would have preferred the movie ending either with the two becoming lovers or becoming friends. Yes, life can be simple. It's only in movies when things become unnecessarily muddled.

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