Tiny Times 4

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Tiny Times 4
Tiny Times 4 poster.jpeg
Chinese Poster
Directed by Guo Jingming
Written by Guo Jingming
Starring Yang Mi
Amber Kuo
Cheney Chen
Bea Hayden
Evonne Hsieh
Cinematography Randy Che
Release date
  • July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)
Running time
116 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin
Box office US$77.8 million[1]

Tiny Times 4 (Chinese: 小时代4:灵魂尽头) is a 2015 Chinese romantic drama film and the fourth installment of the Tiny Times franchise directed and written by Guo Jingming. Originally scheduled for release in February 2015; it was delayed to July 2015.[2][3]

Kai Ko's scenes were edited out from the film due to his drug use in September 2014.[4]

Plot[edit]

Gu Li finds herself at a loss due to the heavy amount of debts let behind by her father. At the same time, she finds herself struck with cancer. Too proud to admit her struggle to anyone, Gu Li sets off a chain of self-destructive events, leading her to become estranged from her best friends and ultimately her boyfriend, Gu Yuan.

Meanwhile, Lin Xiao becomes engaged with the mysterious Lu Shao. Unhappy with this, Gong Xun orders her to be sacked, which in turn causes a scuffle between him and a protesting Lu Shao. Gong Xun falls into a coma, and the traumatized Lu Shao dumps Lin Xiao.

Nan Xiang, who gets a job at M.E Magazine thanks to Lin Xiao's connections, quickly reveal her true colors as she climbs the corporate ladder thanks to her new-found relationship with Lin Xiao's boss, Gong Ming.

Wan Ru, who has been disfigured due to a fight between her friends, distanced herself from the group as she struggles to heal from both the physical and emotional scar.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film made an estimated US$36 million in its opening weekend in China, coming in second place at the Chinese box office behind Forever Young and fourth internationally behind Minions, Terminator Genisys and Forever Young.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Derek Elley of Film Business Asia gave the film a 7 out of 10, calling it "a satisfying conclusion to the BFF/fashionista saga that's even, surprisingly, touching."[6]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed RMB111 million (US$17.8 million) on the opening day including midnight release of RMB6.85 million (US$1.10 million) with total gross US$77.8 million.[7][8]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Song Category Song Name Singer Notes
Theme song 灵魂尽头 A-mei
Ending theme song 岁月缝花 Cheney Chen
Soundtrack 时间煮雨 Kris Wu, Yisa Yu Two versions.
不再见 Cheney Chen
友谊地久天长 TINGTING, Li Ruoxi
Where Did Our Love Go Huang Jin
Heartache
TT4
For You I Stay Christina O'connor
Baby Girl Justine Haxley
Find My Way Back Home
As I Dream Alone in Twilight Zhang Jueping
爱不离 Li Ruoxi
I'll Carry On
有你会天晴

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clifford Coonan. "Daily Box Office > China". Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ 郭敬明難幫柯震東 小時代4減戲分. China Times (in Chinese). 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  3. ^ 小时代4:灵魂尽头 (2015). movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "China releasing schedule revealed at seminar". Film Business Asia. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
  5. ^ Nancy Tartaglione (July 12, 2015). "'Minions' Henchmen Nab $124M & No. 1 In 4th Frame; 'Terminator' Generates $47M – Intl Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Derek Elley (September 22, 2015). "Tiny Times 4". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tiny Times sequel sets China 2-D record". Film Business Asia. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  8. ^ "Tiny Times 4.0 China Boxoffice,China film Boxoffice,Weekly Boxoffice,Yearly Boxoffice (2015)-EntGroup". english.entgroup.cn. Retrieved 2017-10-08.