So Young is about love, but not syrupy, sugary romance. It conveys profound messages about teenage love surpassing time and space. Each character has a distinct personality, but the variety in traits blends beautifully and enriches the plot.
Throughout the film, the outgoing, childlike Zheng Wei (Yang Zishan) boldly declares her feelings for potential partners. This mimics the behaviour of many girls today who believe "now is the right time for love". As circumstances change and boyfriends become fickle, Zheng, with the help of supportive friends, realises both she and her boyfriend value themselves more than their relationship.
The essence of teenage love is perfectly handled. So Young is a must-watch for all, young or young-at-heart, and a reminder not to let youthfulness slip away.
YP Rating: 4/5