Changhua, west coast of Taiwan, 1994. Sixteen-year-old Ko Ching Teng is a pupil at Chingchang High School, along with his pals “Boner”, the serious “Fattie” A Ho, the bragging “Cock Tsao” and the lascivious “Groin”. All have a crush on the brightest student in their class, goody two-shoes Shen Chia Yi, but she is only interested in her studies. When Ching Teng and Boner are caught fooling around in class, Ching Tengis made to sit in front of her and is put under her personal supervision. Chia Yi makes it her personal mission to get Ching Teng interested in taking schoolwork seriously.
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I think this is my first time that I watched a Taiwanese film.
I read somewhere that this film were a phenomenal hit in their country and in Hongkong too if i'm not mistaken.
After watching several romance flick recently which often left me disappointed or just see them average, finally this one has an edge. Enjoyable, sympathetic and realistic with some exaggerated presentation.
The story is based on true story which i give it a plus. The plot were simple enough but full of substance and disturbing scenes lol. Spoiler Alert!!....no one will die ehehe, there is no pathetic scenes or sudden scenes of twist from nowhere, everything is real and everybody can relate especially "boys".
PS: The film was based on the school life experience of the writer/director himself. ^^
PS2: (= my score rating may adjust in the future, pls comment if you find it not that accurate thank you =)
As I watched the movie I must say that there is no freaking way in hell to tell that this was based on true story because some characters are exagerrated like as if they were straight from a Manga. Like for example...who the hell in real life is that boner guy and who walks nude in their home. Hahaha
About the movie its a feel good movie no boring moment IMO and the timespan was well done. The main strong points of this movie like I mentioned above was the chemistry between characters and that inspiring ending.
The main guy, the d*ck arrogant friend, the fat dude, the groin corny guy and lastly my favorite and IMO the most funny of them all, the boner guy. Them together is a fun watch...their antics and their favorite hobby(which is masturbation) makes me LOLed so hard. This movie also have lots of reference to manga like hanamichi sakuragi hairstyle and the Dempsey roll move.
Good or bad you decide but to me its good because of how inspiring it is and I admit being a guy this ending got me it makes me teary eyed a bit.
I recommend this movie to all guys in the world.