Movie Review: Soul Mate (PG)

Soul Mate, the best Chinese movie I've watched this year, explores the dissolution of friendships and delves into young people facing existential crises.

These themes will hit painfully close to home for anyone who's ever floundered in life.

Qi Yue (Ma Sichun) and An Sheng (an excellent Zhou Dongyu) become bosom buddies despite coming from vastly different backgrounds.

When both fall in love with the same boy, jealousy threatens to wreck their bond.

Soul Mate had me thinking about the pals I've lost, the 20-year friendships I'm lucky enough to keep till today, the choices - good and bad - I've made with no regrets.

It made me choke up and cry buckets. Remember to bring your tissues.

Verdict: 5/5