Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

Oy, these two productions need to stop releasing promos on the same day! Just One Smile is Very Alluring (微微一笑很倾城) is a light-hearted novel written by Gu Man (Boss and Me) following two hardcore gamers in a sweeping love story inside and outside of the virtual world. The third promo clip for the drama version is out and it features a meeting between Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang in which she asks if it’s a coincidence that they are meeting. He walks away aloof, only to stun her by saying, “It’s not a coincidence. I am waiting for you.” While the fourth promo clip for the movie version Love O2O with Boran Jing and Angelababy features our group of characters fighting evil in the virtual world. Angelababy has Seven Tan, Li Qin, and Janice Wu Qian in her group of girlfriends. She wins that one.

Movie Version (Boran Jing and Angelababy):

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With Li Qin. Oh no! She likes him!

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Janice Wu Qian! Eating the apple is Seven Tan Song Yun.

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Because you’re cute, I’m gonna forgive that awful hair on your head. Lol.

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LOL! Nerdy Johnny Bai Yu. This is gonna be so funny when he turns all badass cop in Memory Lost. HEE!

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Drama Version (Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang):

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The movie budget definitely allows the director to add in more CGI and special effects to perfect that magical virtual world, but the other thing that the movie does well in their promos so far is creating that wholesome image of the cast ensemble. While the drama falls short on that element, and should be boasting their equally youthful and pretty cast! C’mon! You do can etttt! Share the goodness!

Promo-wise, movie wins for me!

Via: Weibos

  1. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    Oh man I didn’t realise that Wu Qian and Li Qin are in the movie too! Can’t help but lean more towards the movie version haha.

    Waiting for the drama to release a proper trailer!

  2. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    I have been waiting for this to release for sooooooo long T_T

    My ideal CP would be YYxAngela but *sigh* the stars did not align on this one.

    Can’t wait for all to gooey cheesiness that is bound to appear ^.^

  3. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    Agreed on your points. What’s the drama versiom doimg with these short clips?!! I need a real one please.

    While I love Boran, I haven’t warmed up to this role yet. Angela is ideal and perfect. Yang Yang is perfect but i just camt imagine zheng shuang being a gamer at all. She seems like her typical self so far. Demure~

    Would have loved to see Yang Yang and Angelababy inatead. Lol.

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      I think Boran is more suited for Angela because they seems more matched in age. With Yang Yang it would look like a older woman-younger man scenario because Yang Yang does not look so mature.

  4. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    Ah, one of the most famous scenes in the book. It’s a little downplayed in the drama though.

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      Ohh, do tell! Why is it famous? First time meeting?

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        Yes, precisely that. They meet in chap 21 in the book, and the reason why she had to approach him in this scene was because there was a big truck in the way and she could only go to where he was standing.

  5. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    I think the movie >>> the drama. Pretty sure the horrible teasers play a part, but also the fact that there is zero acting talent on the drama side.

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      I don’t know about the men as I haven’t watched anything from Boran, but ZS and Angelababy are practically equals when it comes to acting talent.

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        I think AB is a lot better though. Plus ZS has a huge minus in that her voice is super irritating when not dubbed.

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          I haven’t seen of AB recently to discover that she’s better but I agree with you on ZS’s voice. Not exactly pleasing to the ears.

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          *anything

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          totally agree about this. especially ZS’s voice.

          i really do want to watch this drama since i’ve finished reading the novel, but i havent finished anything with ZS yet. Even in a drama with Boran 🙁

          while for movie, i love the cast. the vibe in those promo pics. AB probably isnt the best actress, but at least, she has more facial expression than ZS.

          Hope movie and drama will go well because i really do love the novel. fighting!

  6. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    Sorry to say so far (with 2 promo clip) I almost find the drama version cringeworthy. So cheesy. And like @Angela said, she doesn’t look like a gamer at all. More like an innocent mary sue which is not Wei Wei at all. The drama version make it seem like a regular modern romance too even though about 1/3 (I think?) of the novel happens in game.

    Boran doesn’t really fit XN but he doesn’t bother me as much as ZS.

    So yeah same as @Angela, YY and Angelababy would have been nice ><

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      In my opinion, after reading the book, I think ZA caught the role perfectly. When reading the novel, I always get the sense that she is more demure and thus, the main lead was a bit surprised when he realized that she was a gamer. I feel that Wei Wei didn’t advertise her hobby as a gamer and kept it low key. From the way she acted in the novel and from the way other characters thought of her personality, I feel that she is more academic-focused, reserved, and sometimes too quiet of a person, keeping to her own counsel. Therefore, a gamer was the last thing anyone expected of her besides her close friends. In fact, even Wei Wei mentioned the the novel that she is a very private person, hence not sharing her pictures in the gaming community (or her online-husband, which started the whole novel, LOL) and her life revolved around her close friends, studying, and the online game. Even int he game, I feel that she kept mostly to herself.

      In the meanwhile, I’m trying to feel Angelababy ‘s version of Wei Wei because her character is so much different from the book…a more tomboyish and hardcore gamer quality than the book. From the trailer, she even seem even more outgoing and I have the sense that she is more outspoken. Not that I minded because I also like this version of Wei Wei and I really look forward to the movie as well as the drama.

      I agree with you guys that the movie does a better job with their promos. But in terms of faithfulness so far, the drama is on point. The book itself could be considered cheesy, even to a reader who spent most of her life reading and watching romantic novels and dramas/movies and thrives on cheesiness. LOL.

      If anything thought, I feel that this feeling comes out more from the chemistry between the two leads in the drama. It burns up my monitors, lol, and i can’t help but blush from the way they look at each other. I find them just as sweet and romantic as Boss and Me and hope that the drama give me the same feel.

      As for the leads in the movie, I’m reserving my opinion on their chemistry because as much as they look good together on screen, their interactions and chemistry didn’t make me scurry to hop onto their shipping fandom, lol.

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        Yes it’s true that Wei Wei mostly keep to herself and may not be as outspoken as the movie version. However, from what I understood from the novel (and remember), she didn’t have this pure innocent image neither. It was more like she didn’t care about being in the spotline. I also think it was mentioned in the novel that she didn’t especially dress prettily which is another reason I think the movie version is more on point 🙂
        I also think that the fact she keeps to herself does not mean she’s a shy reserved person (like drama version) and after all she was part of a guild which shows that she does like interactions with other people to a certain degree.
        She can also stand up for herself as shown by the scene with Xiao Yu Yao Yao (or whatever her name was) who accused her team of stealing a boss which I can’t imagine (for now) ZS being capable of.

        The way they look at each other is so cheesy, it makes me squeal ^^”
        Movie version didn’t seem as cheesy to me which actually suits my taste better I guess.

        Oh well anyway I’m still looking forward to both version although I’m more hyped for the movie version 🙂

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          I agree with you on a lot of these points and I’m hyped for the move version as well. It’s gonna be a longer wait for me because I have to wait until after the movie is release from theaters because I live in the US. 🙁

          As for their interactions and romance, I really like both version because they offered me different perspectives of one of my favorite novels. Although I admit that I like adaptations to try to stay faithful to the novels, I don’t mind different takes on certain characters or plot as long as it’s not over the top. Both the movie and drama have good points and others one that I’m revering my judgement for. 🙂

          Since I’m the only one in my group of friend who read C-Novels, do you mind me asking what is your most favorite thing about the novel?

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          I think it’ll be a long wait for me too since I live in Europe 🙁 No idea when I’ll be able to watch it. I’m already crying at the prospect of waiting so long again.

          I’m generally quite fussy when it comes to manga adaptations. This is the first time a c-novel I’m reading is getting adapted but I guess I won’t be too bothered as long as it’s not over the top either 🙂 It’s actually quite interesting to see 2 different perspectives.
          I hope the drama will release a trailer soon so it’ll be a bit easier to know how it’ll be.

          Most favorite thing? XN ofc! I think I started reading this novel because I saw him in a top list of most liked male lead. I also quite like the gaming + wuxia setting. If it was just a “normal” modern one, I most likely wouldn’t have read it. I was actually quite sad that the later half od the book happened more in real life but then again it couldn’t be helped since the story wouldn’t progress otherwise.
          I just love how aloof he is in general and despite that, he is so sweet and nice to WW. He keeps getting revenge for her and the way he does it is so swoonworthy.
          What about you? And what are you currently reading?

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        Iya, you managed to capture my thoughts exactly. The new movie trailer actually had me scratching my head at Angelababy’s Wei Wei because I don’t remember her being a hardcore gamer. I mean she is, but not so publicly. Her demeanor and way of speaking is also tweaked. While the movie looks really good, it is still lacking in the chemistry department so I’m leaning more to the drama. But let’s not pit Yang Yang against his Jing Bao and happily watch both 😀

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          Yes, let’s not! LOL. 😀 i’m glad to find someone who agreed with me. As i’ve stated before, both version offers their own spices and it’s how they carry it out that really matters. I understands the changes in the movie too since the director have to compress everything into two hours and thus have to find a way to captivate and keep its audience watching. therefore, I’m watching the movie for the fun/excitement as well as a different take and the drama for how the production team play out the entire novel, keeping to its faith of the book while at the same time hold it’s own uniqueness.

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          I’m not the original commenter but I like the novel because of how witty it is. It is short but never too wordy. And I’m constantly astounded at how witty xiao nai and wei wei are at shocking people are with their statements. Very well written and the main leads are so likeable.

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          drama/movie are never as good as the novel

  7. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    Tbh I’m definitely looking forward to the movie more. Too chaotic to list out all my reasons, but basically yeah. I’ll probably end up watching both tho. But ZS’s acting always bothers me. Honestly she seems the same here as she is in all her other dramas. Some actors/actresses make you forgot them as them, and only remember their characters (mark of great acting) and seem to personify their character for every production. ZS’s one that always makes me forget her character and only ever remember her as ZS. Honestly whenever she acts, I only ever see her as Zheng Shuang. I hope she does better in Jade Lover (was that it? Emerald? something) in August, cuz her promo pic looks cute and more playful that her other bajillion mary-sue roles.

    And I agree with Yun that the feeling I got from the book was that Wei Wei was quite and reserved, not really in a demure or shy way, but more because she sometimes comes off as aloof and disinterested to other people, even tho as readers we know she’s not really a cold person. Yeah AB doesn’t really match the book Wei Wei much, but honestly I don’t really see ZS as WW either, just…Zheng Shuang being her usual stiff self.

    Lol about Li Qin, maybe that scenes misleading? Idk, but I’m pretty sure I remember one of WW’s friends being really into Da Shen, but like, as a crush/fan-girl-type, nothing that was specifically romantic or in any way the root of potential issues. I mean, Da Shen is the “male god” of the campus so, it’s probably one of those I-have-hearts-in-my-eyes-please-except-my-crush-letter kind of crush.

  8. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    ZS definitely matches book wei wei more who was very sky and liked to stay out of the limelight. She would always do the right thing but it wasn’t showy. AB here almost seems too playful and boisterous. Wei wei was alwaya a little awestruck with xiaonai. Especially when he cornered her into a wall and started making with her hardcore lol.

  9. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    I was expecting a little change in ZS’s acting but lol, she is still acting so stiffly. Kinda disappointing.. And idk maybe it’s the script, but the WeiWei in the drama version, like the previous comments said, a bit too Mary Sue and still the plain old ‘wide-eye, innocent look’ of ZS…
    The short clip of the drama just seems weird to me. Idk how to put it but it’s the feel and the directing? It seems so fake and unreal.
    Boran is shifting a little away from the novel XiaoNai for me, while AB fits the image of WeiWei well for me. Honestly I would prefer AB’s acting here to ZS’s, even though AB was so damn bad in Independence Day 2.

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      Lol I didn’t watch Indp Day 2. How bad was it? Agree about AB as WeiWei. She doesn’t fit WW to the T, but she really captures what I see as WW’s general personality and feel.

      Boran’s ok, for me, but YY definitely fits Da Shen better. Lol maybe they should have switched the cast. YY and AB and Boran and ZS…but then the Boran ZS version would be… Sorry, I do love Boran, but he doesn’t really seem to personify Da Shen.

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      Lots of ppl think ZS fits WW better, but idk. I feel like AB’s def more outgoing than WW, but WeiWei was definitely more open with friends than ZS’s shy doe-eyed personality. Lol XiaoNai’s friends even started calling her the second Xiao Nai or something like that and told him to see how she was bullying them cuz she could be very dry and sarcastic to them. Lol. I think Wei Wei’s quite and not showy, but definitely not shy or overly “innocent/naive” type.

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        *quiet

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        AB was extremely awkward in the movie, she spoke chinese so maybe it was because of the script but still, her facial expressions were all unnatural.

        Agree. Btwn AB and ZS, I would choose AB’s WeiWei because ZS is just plain old ZS. Im just hoping it wouldn’t be really bad because I really like YangYang as XiaoNai too! Boran is an amazing actor but tbh he just isn’t XiaoNai, the DaShen aura just isn’t there…
        If only there could be someone with the mix of both ZS and AB!

        That’s why I enjoyed reading WeiWei so much!!! The witty comments and jokes by WeiWei and XiaoNai are just all so amazing, especially when they team up ahhahahaha!!!

        • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

          AB and ZS both don’t fit Wei Wei haha even though I was gushing over how pretty everyone is in both versions.

          When I think of Xiao Nai, Yang Yang is defs the first and pretty much the only actor I think of. Boran is a better actor and still good-looking though so I don’t mind XD Wei Wei is a bit harder to cast because she does not look like an innocent young college student (from what I remember in the novel, WW came 2nd in some prettiest 校花 vote or something cos the other girl looked pure/innocent). Personality-wise she’s very studious and has a low-key sort of confidence.

          Can’t really think of any particular actresses I see as WW, except maybe someone similar to Zhang Tian Ai.

          Relieved that at least the pairings of Yang x Zheng Shuang and Boran x Angelababy seem good so far in terms of chemistry!

  10. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    looks like a mix of opinions.

    not enough OTP scenes from the movie, but yes, they promote the whole cast really well.

    zheng shuang needs to brush up on her acting, you can’t just be ZS mode all the time. Lol. now i wonder how they are gonna extend the drama into 20+ episodes. the novel is short!

    but yes, ill watch both too! cause the supporting cast is way too pretty!! hahahah

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      I even saw somewhere that it’s going to be 30 episodes… dunno if it’s true but hope not. If it gets too draggy, I just can’t imagine how boring and/or cheesy it’ll get.

  11. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    I just watched the teasers of the drama version and it’s just too cheesy for my taste. maybe it’s just me

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      It’s definitely not just you. I find it way too cheesy too ><

  12. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    Does anyone know which TV station will be hosting Just One Smile is Alluring and what times/days it will be on?

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      It’s airing on two stations, Jiangsu and Dragon TV, not sure of the exact schedule yet.

  13. 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

    I don’t know any of the actors in both version so I’m approaching this without prejudice whatsoever and just going to base my opinion on what I saw in the trailers and what I’ve read in the book. Drama Wei Wei matches the Book Wei Wei to be honest. She’s got the pretty shy girl act on point. Movie Wei Wei is more tomboyish. The guys are both okay but Drama Xiao Nai’s stare and smirk is pretty intense. Eeh. >< Overall, the Drama got the cheesy vibe of the book and the inner monologue of Wei Wei is there. The spark is there and I just need to see how the Drama approach the virtual gaming part of the story because that's the best part of the book. How Wei Wei fell in love with Xiao Nai's online character. And I guess that's where the Movie got it on point. 🙂

    ANYHOW, I CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH BOTH. KYAAH!!! I like the book and I hope both versions will let me relive all the feels. 😀

    Hello Team Virtual Voyage! I miss you..

    • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

      Shinchae, you’ve disappeared for quite a long time girl (since Nightman’s Journal)!! Stop hiding and come out to play! It’ll be great!

      • 39 thoughts on “Battle is on for Movie and Drama adaptation of Just One Smile is Very Alluring

        I ventured into the real world and adulting sucked the life out of me. The remaining energy I have is just enough to lurk here and there. >< lol. BUT I'm hiding no more. There's a drama (and movie!) to fangirl. Bring it on!

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