Looking Up

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  • 2019
  • 2 hr 27 min
  • 6.1  (551)

Looking Up is a Chinese drama film that takes place over the course of several decades. The movie follows the story of a young boy named Ma Fei who grows up in a loving family and has a passion for astronomy. As a child, he idolizes his father, who is an astronomer and a hero in his eyes. The movie begins with Ma Fei as a young child, growing up in the Beijing suburbs during the 1980s. His father, Ma Dong, is a respected astronomer who works at the Beijing Planetarium. Ma Fei is fascinated by the stars and often accompanies his father to his work. One evening, Ma Fei and his father watch a meteor shower together, and Ma Dong tells his son about the meaning of life and the beauty of the universe.

As Ma Fei grows up, he becomes more and more interested in astronomy. He studies hard and eventually gets accepted into an astronomy program at a university in the United States. However, his father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and his condition worsens quickly. Ma Fei decides to stay in Beijing to take care of his father, putting his career on hold.

Ma Fei's relationship with his father and his struggle to balance his passion for astronomy and his duty to his family is the central theme of the movie. The film explores the love between a father and son, the sacrifices that family members make for each other, and the importance of chasing one's dreams.

The movie is directed by Deng Chao and stars Deng Chao as Ma Dong, Bai Yu as Ma Fei, and Ren Suxi as Ma Fei's mother. Deng Chao's performance as the father with Alzheimer's is particularly moving, conveying the frustration and confusion of the disease with subtlety and authenticity.

The cinematography in the film is stunning, capturing the beauty of the night sky and the wonder that Ma Fei feels when he gazes up at the stars. The film's score is also noteworthy, adding to the emotional impact of the story.

Looking Up is a touching and powerful film that explores themes of family, love, and the pursuit of dreams. It is a must-see for anyone who has ever dealt with a loved one's illness or made sacrifices for their family. The movie is not only a story about astronomy but about life, and how we are all connected to each other and the universe.

Looking Up is a 2019 kids & family movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    2 hr 27 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (551)