‘Upcoming Summer,’ Netflix’s newest Chinese film, tells the story of high school pals Chen Chen (Wendy Zhang) and Zheng Xing (Leo Wu). A chance meeting that no one sees coming alters their lives forever. The film is a wonderful blend of high school love, infatuation, music, transformation, and parting sadness.
Chen Chen must confront the ramifications of what began as a simple cover-up for failing her test, complicating her parents’ already troubled marriage. Zheng Xing, on the other side, is a beautiful Tik Tok superstar who failed his test and must retake it in a year. Zheng Xing initiates a discussion with Chen Chen in order to explain and learn more about the falsehood that her instructor publicly stated in class about their previous connection, which was non-existent to begin with.
In contrast to the fabricated fabrication of a terrible parting with Zheng Xing, Chen Chen intentionally failed the College Entrance Examination. Zheng Xing, on the other hand, had skipped the exams because he was in Beijing for his DJ ex-show, where his lover was trying to mend a broken relationship. Chen Chen saw this as a chance and opted to take advantage of Zheng Xing; fortunately for her, he also decided to follow along because he had nothing to lose.
Chen Chen must deal with the fallout from what began as a simple cover-up for failing her test, straining her parents’ already troubled marriage. Zheng Xing, on the other hand, is a beautiful Tik Tok star who failed his test and must retake it in a year. Zheng Xing strikes up a discussion with Chen Chen in order to explain and learn more about the falsehood that her instructor publicly exposed in class about their previous connection, which was never there to begin with.
The film moves along at a reasonable speed, thanks to nuanced characters and juvenile behaviour. Aside from the chaos that started in a classroom, we see evidence of a broken marriage, adultery, and poor parenting. The tunes “Moments” and “Something Just Like This” are always playing in the background and are appropriate for every circumstance. Both of these songs are favourites of Zheng Xing. Overall, ‘Upcoming Summer’ is for people who refuse to let their inner child go, for those who dare to love and be loved again. The movie is currently accessible on Netflix.