This series follows Geng Geng, a slightly awkward but adorable first year high schooler who feels like she's not smart enough to be at the prestigious Zhen Hua High School. The first day she happens to meet her future deskmate, the brilliant Yu Huai, and although they bicker at first, they soon form a strong friendship. They all become good friends with their classmates and have a strong bond with their teacher, Zhang Ping. Geng Geng also attracts the attention of the school's resident rebel, Lu Xing He, who quickly falls in love with her and isn't shy about announcing his crush to the world. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
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Let me start off by saying that this is a very satisfying movie for me... it has it's flaws alright and I strongly feel that the ending should have been done in a better way but still I gave this a 10 because for me it was able to depict high school life so beautifully.
1. Story Is very simply told yet all the right elements were there...romances, crushes, school works, youthful foolishness...everything that make high school life both a struggle and super fun. But one thing that I love the most...the message of encouragement and hope it gives especially to those who are not currently excelling in high school that you can still be the best that you can be if you will put your heart and mind to it. Grades does not define you... it is your outlook in life that will make or break you.
I love also how the 2 teachers were portrayed differently...one without patience and the other one as someone kind and compassionate. How the way they treat students affect their lives. They can either be a Terror or an Inspiration to them.
2. Acting is excellent and the transition from youth to adulthood is perfectly portrayed.
3. Music is also good
4. Rewatch value... definitely a yes for me
Note: The only negative thing I noticed was the movement of the camera nearing the end of the film.... during the hospital scene. The camera was not steady and kinda give me a dizzying effect but other than this.... I really enjoyed this drama very much
I haven't seen the drama version of this that also adapted by this film. You could say that this review is a perspective of the film.
This film is about youth and romance; I think I have seen a good amount of Chinese films that centers around youth and romance which I am not complaining about, I actually have some of my favorites from them but there were also bad pickles on it that I gave up on watching.
I wouldn't say that I like this a lot but I'm on the neutral side but I can't deny that the film made me smile with the character's moments.
Whenever I watch films that center around being a student, first love, friendships, and youth, it takes me back to my youth too. Reminiscing your first crush, your evil teachers who made you suffer, friendships that have been made, embarrassing moments, school festivals and after school moments.
There are moments in the film that made me cringe but not too much; the conflict in the half act somehow not as deep as it was but it got deepen in the final act. The cast did a good job portraying the characters; I searched up the leads of this film and to my surprise that they are a year older apart from each other and somehow it made me feel old because wow, I never really feel this old while searching up celebs that were born in 19999 or 2000s.
Arthur Chen and He Lan-Dou have this cute chemistry during the flashback in youth but they have this mature chemistry when their characters are in the present time. Yes, the duality, I appreciate it,
Reasons to recommend this?
If you're looking for a sweet youth romance, I recommend this to you. The cinematography is quite good too with the soundtrack; There's nothing really grand about it but if you're open-minded and want to sweeten your film viewing then maybe you could try this.