Don’t Miss the Global Box Office Sensation “YOLO” on the Big Screen, Now in Cinemas

Looking for a feel-good weekend watch? Catch the global box-office sensation "YOLO," now showing in cinemas.

Don’t Miss the Global Box Office Sensation “YOLO” on the Big Screen, Now in Cinemas

YOLO tells the story of Leying (Jia Ling) who has been staying at home for many years, doing nothing in particular. After graduating from college and working for a while, Leying chooses to withdraw from society, closing herself off from social circles, which she believes is the best way to “reconcile” with herself. Then one day, after several twists of fate, she decides to live life in a different way. In cautiously venturing into the outside world, Le Ying meets boxing coach Haokun (played by Lei Jiayin), who just may change her life. 

Find out why YOLO, which has charmed audiences around the world (it has a 91% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes) is highly rated. 

YOLO made us laugh, cry and root for the director and lead star Jia Ling. It’s eye-opening and life-changing but not without a good dose of light comedy. A must-watch, most definitely. It’s 12 rounds out of 10 for me – total knockout,” raves content creator Coach Abby. 

Movie critic Wanggo Gallaga writes “YOLO is a comedy that knows how to tug at the heart strings and uses film language to really amplify the underdog story that is at its core. A well-crafted surprise.”

Film reviewer Jonell Estillore cheers: “YOLO – Five stars! #Oscars2025”

“Get ready to iyak-tawa in cinemas!” advises pop culture blogger Ica Cheng. “YOLO teaches us that we can win in life on our own terms, and not what society, or our family dictates. It is truly a heartwarming and inspiring film that will have you laughing all throughout.”

Entertainment writer Bong Godinez lauds YOLO as a film that “where cinematic poetry intertwines with profound life lessons. It captures this delicate balance, combining subtlety with boldness to deliver its message.” 

Raves journalist MJ Marfori, “YOLO is in my Top 5 greatest films of all time. People need to see this!” 

YOLO was written and directed by lead star Jia Ling, who became the highest-grossing female director in China in 2021 with her directorial debut film Hi, Mom, which, like YOLO, she also wrote and starred in.  

YOLO, distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International, is now in cinemas. #YOLOmovie @columbiapicph