Release dateJune 27, 2013 (2013-06-27) Based onTiny Times 1.0by Guo Jingming CastMini Yang (Lin Xiao), Amber Kuo (Gu Li), Haden Kuo (Nan Xiang), Evonne Hsieh (Tang Wanru), Kai Ko (Gu Yuan), Rhydian Vaughan (Gong Ming)
SimilarTiny Times 2, Tiny Times 4, Tiny Times 3
Four friends learn that living out their dreams in the high-fashion world of Shanghai isnt as easy as they once thought.
Tiny Times (Chinese: ???), also known as Tiny Times 1.0 is a 2013 Chinese romance drama film written and directed by Guo Jingming and based on the best-selling novel of the same name also by Guo. The story follows the films narrator and protagonist Lin Xiao, played by Yang Mi, along with her best friends Gu Li, Nan Xiang, Tang Wanru, as they navigate between relationships, work and friendship in Shanghai.
The film received mostly negative reviews from Chinese film critics, although it was a commercial success. A sequel titled Tiny Times 2, which was filmed together with the first film and based on the second-half of the novel, was released on August 8, 2013. Tiny Times 3, the third installment of the Tiny Times series was released on July 17, 2014.
When four best friends try and move forward in their work and personal life, they realize that trying to live their life's dream is more difficult than they imagine especially in the high fashion world of Shanghai.
The film is based on the first half of Tiny Times 1.0, the first novel in Guos Tiny Times series. It depicts the friendship among four young girls, Lin Xiao, Gu Li, Nan Xiang, Tang Wanru from Lin Xiao’s perspective in Shanghai, illustrating the titanic transformation of their philosophies. The four young girls are classmates in high school and roommates in college. On campus, they start their internships and cope with intractable affairs happening continually. After graduation, they continue their correspondence, suffused with misunderstanding and jealousy. However, they have all changed significantly.