The film Hi, Mom is a tribute to the mother of the director, who died in an accident. Netizens said that the family drama has the ability to "have your tears soak your face mask".
During the Spring Festival holiday from Feb 11 to last Wednesday, Xiangyang welcomed 837,600 tourist visits and related revenue stacked up to over 154 million yuan, according to the city's publicity department.
Hubei Weidong Holding Group and 603 Cultural and Creative Park, two of the shooting locations for the movie, have received more than 30,000 tourist visits so far since the film opened over the long holiday.
Qiu Jinwei, a tourist from Wuhan, Hubei province, drove to Xiangyang, a city about 300 kilometers away, after watching the bittersweet time-travel comedy Hi, Mom on Feb 12. He and his family took photos at the chemical products factory where the movie was shot — where all the buildings and decorations were preserved in the style of 1980s China.
"I grew up in a factory like this, and all the scenes looked so familiar," Qin wrote on WeChat.
Those scenes included red brick houses hung with old-fashioned signboards depicting workers, alongside stores where customers had to shop with ration coupons because supplies were limited. On display was a staff canteen, public baths, a basketball court and the spot where a young woman and man sheltered from the rain and fell for one another.
A manager of a grocery store within the factory complex told The Paper that few people had visited before, but after the film went viral, the number of tourists surged and the store received about 1,000 visits a day.
The crowd was so large last Tuesday and Wednesday that a traffic jam prompted police to maintain order, local authorities said.
In the movie, the protagonist, high school student Jia Xiaoling, and her mother, Li Huanying, are hit by a truck and the mother is critically injured. While in the hospital, Jia mysteriously travels to 1981 when Li was in her 20s. They quickly became close friends.
Jia wants to make Li happy by making her the first worker in the factory to be able to buy a television and also wants to help her mom win a big volleyball match.
The filial daughter's own fate is endangered as she encourages her mother to marry the son of the factory's manager instead of Jia's father. But her plans repeatedly go awry. While drunk, Jia says she feels useless for not being able to make big money and make her mother proud. But Li said her greatest desire was that her future daughter would be "healthy and happy".
“火了的热门电影”英文可以说 hit movie。一夜之间火了的事物，英文可以用到hit 和sensation，比如：overnight hit或者overnight sensation。例：Their stunning performance has made them an overnight sensation.（精彩的表演让他们一夜成名。）
而go viral则表示“如病毒般传播得很快”，可意译为“走红，爆红”。也可用sth is an Internet hit来表示类似含义。
Short hair was all the rage.
That dress is in the latest style.
A few years ago jogging was the in thing.