Vic is well known for his soft-spoken demeanor, so then add an actress like Cecilia with the same criteria, and we get a subtle romance.
So glad there’s no dubbing involved, raw audio. YAY!
Yaqing: “爱不是目标，爱是一段旅程”。”Love is not a goal, love is a journey.”
Nianzu: “一 二 三 四”…… “One, Two, Three, Four……”
Alternative Title: The Season of Love
Chinese Title: 回到爱开始的地方 / Hui Dao Ai Kaishi Di Difang
Cast: Vic Chou, Liu Shi Shi, Zhou Yi Wei, Liu Yun, Mou Xing
Date Released: August 23, 2013 (China)
Download Links: BDwebrip+subs 1.57GB (mkv)
Watch trailer: Here
Plot: Ji Yaqing is a magazine reporter who is engaged to be married yet is given a new assignment right before her wedding date. She is going to Yunnan to investigate a story of long lost love of an elderly Taiwanese man. While in Yunnan she meets the old man’s grandson Xu Nianzu who is also researching the story of his grandparents long lost love. The two of them decide to pool assets and team up to investigate the love story. They start on a seven day journey to follow up some leads and quickly fall in love. With no plans after the journey finishes, the future of their new found love is very uncertain.
Those of you who’ve seen this movie, were you able to inhale fresh air while viewing the breath taken landscape of Pu’er, Yunnan? The origins of Pu’er tea? Beautiful tea plantations as backdrop. I love the early morning dew misting the tea leaves. Wow, that’s Mother Nature working in her finest hours. Lovely, ohh woooow. I thought it over, I dunno why I made it tough on myself, about inserting more panoramic stills for this section of my post ’cause the scenic views are gorgeous, but then, I… had… a… hard… time… refraining myself. If you’d like, you can view a few more trekking attractions here. So now I’m curious, did any of you pull out Google Map and track Yaqing’s and Nianzu’s adventure? I got all excited, and googled a bit. Kiikii~
Since I have a soft spot for a soft-spoken gentleman now and then, like duh, who wouldn’t? All my Meteor Garden feels jumped up and said ‘hello therrrrrrre, stud muffin’ imagining an older and wiser Hua Ze Lei was in front of me. Vic Chou suits these gentle roles so well, does he not? His voice still gives me goosebumps like back in the days of MG Fever. And his stoic charisma still fogs up my telly. SO HAWT! His character stood out and shined for the “5-seconds true love test,” where it takes only 5-seconds staring into a person’s eyes to verify the status of a male-female relationship. Awesome test, I tell ya. Seems simple, yet complex as all tests should be in subtle details.
The more I watch Liu Shi Shi on the silver screen, the more she looks like the Chinese version of Son Ye Jin. Am I the only one imagining things? Cecilia Liu can pull off the Chinese version of the Classic no doubt about it; I love that Korean movie (in Keane’s top 10 Korean Chick Flicks). I’m really attracted to her character ’cause she’s mellow and soft-spoken most of the time. Such a cool role, until, till Yaqing busts out a cheesy romantic number, “love is not a goal, love is a journey.” You suitors, don’t go judging all females based on Yaqing, okay? Some of us like our future planned out for us, and then there are some who prefer our future to have a bit of mystery in the unknown certainty. So these questions remain, which type of girl is Liu Shi Shi and which kind of suitor is Nicky Wu?? I think I’m ready for Bu Bu Jing Qing. I’ve grown fond of Cecilia’s then awkward bob but now cute hairstyle, fits her really well.
Hope you enjoy a more quiet and mature flick this time of season. Like always, if you like what you saw then please comment below. You know it isn’t necessary, however we here at AVV really appreciate it.
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