Jump Ashin 2011 DVDRip XviD-CoWRY
New Asian film released by CoWRY, it’s in Chinese however comes with subtitles. Based on a true story – which is pretty tough to believe. Jump! Ashin strains credibility thanks to its convenient plot devices, though the narrative leaps are supposedly the stuff of fact. The fine performances (from Eddie Peng and Ko Yue-Lun) and solid emotions compensate. A very likable film.Ashin loves gymnastics. As a kid, he was quickly hooked and as an adult it’s his number one love. Yes, more than girls, and this is despite looking like Eddie Peng and probably having his pick of women in his rural Taiwan town. However, Ashin’s mother (Pan Li-Li) disapproves of gymnastics and asks that Ashin give it up to run the family fruit stand for, well, eternity. Ashin does, but soon becomes a delinquent, hanging with buddy Pickles (Lawrence Ko Yue-Lun) and getting into all sorts of trouble. Pickles becomes a drug addict and the two run afoul of a gang boss’ son (Chen Han-Dian), so Ashin and Pickles flee to Taipei and continue their thug lifestyle. But gymnastics is always there, calling to Ashin like a long-lost love. Eventually, Ashin chooses to return home and back to the pommel horse, but can a loser like Ashin still find it in himself to become a medal-winning gymnast? And hey, isn’t this a totally ridiculous premise?