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But Always (2014)



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A snapshot of young love in the 1970s: two school friends, growing up in Beijing, both with different backgrounds and different families. As time progresses their relationship grows and so too do their families. Separated, they lose touch, only to rekindle the romance in New York City, but now having to face the fact that they both have established lives and established loves. Nicholas Tse and Gao Yuanyuan star in this intimate and moving portrayal of two people falling in love again after being separated by time and distance and deciding whether their present love or a future love will triumph. (c) China Lion


Nicholas Tse
as Zhao Yonguan
Dawei Tong
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Critic Reviews for But Always

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

It's possible that there's a worse movie tangentially related to 9-11 than But Always, though I don't advise seeking one out.

September 8, 2014 | Full Review…

"But Always" deserves every bit of scorn heaped upon it.

September 5, 2014 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Bathed in golden sunlight and often accompanied by a treacly piano score, Anran and Zhao Yongyuan make eyes longingly, but they don't connect in anything but the most superficial way.

September 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, writer-director Snow Zou lays on the treacle - and the tragedy - with such a heavy hand it sucks all the air out of the potentially poignant story.

September 4, 2014 | Full Review…

While most of "But Always" takes place in New York City, the Chinese drama's blend of sentimentality and romantic fatalism is very Asian.

September 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

But this slow, gauzy, passive-aggressive romance never breaks out of its genre niche.

September 5, 2014 | Full Review…

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