- Overall 8.5
- Story 9.0
- Acting/Cast 10
- Music 7.5
- Rewatch Value 9.0
Beautiful, funny movie. Lighthearted yet very emotionally involving.
Makes you reminisce without reducing the throwback time frame to simply trope.
The acting is excellent. The characters are silly without being annoying. It reminded me of my own secondary school experience. I rooted for the OTP with all my heart during this movie. I laughed and I cried. Darren Wang and Vivian Sung are absolutely perfect as Hsu Taiyu and Lin Truly. Plus, read more they have incredible chemistry.
You will find some drama cliches in here... There's some noble idiocy, there's some "girl falls for bad boy instead of the good boy she had liked before," and "boy saves girl's life." But it is presented with an unexpected freshness together with wonderful acting(and directing) which makes the events seem to be happening to real people. Their world somehow seems real.
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
I am giving it an 8.5, however, because I felt that the ending was not quite as satisfying as this story deserved.