Adapted from the popular Chinese novella July and Ansheng, SoulMate is a drama about the complicated relationship between these two life-long friends. The plot of the film is structured as an extended flashback, with the story being the plot of a popular web serial. SoulMate follows Ansheng and Qiyue's friendship from their teenage years, right until their late twenties, during which they grow apart and reunite on many different occasions.
SoulMate turned out to be a very heavy-handed melodrama, with there being many scenes in the film that is meant to tug at heartstrings. At the centre of the film is the love triangle between Ansheng, Qiyue, and Jia-ming, which threatens to drive the two lifelong friends apart. While the heavy drama does get a bit too much at times, SoulMate is still a touching film about friendship.