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University student Xiang meets police officer Vic on the basketball court. They quickly fall in love. Vic takes Xiang out of school and introduces him to his aunt, who supports Vic’s coming out. But it isn’t long before differences show between the two. Vic objects Xiang attending protests with his friends, and Xiang thinks Vic doesn’t understand him. The distance between the two grows. One night when Xiang is out protesting, Vic receives a phone call from his boss to go to the protest grounds as backup. The streets are overrun with the raucous crowd, and the police is holding their line. The two are yelling at each other, but they cannot hear what each other are really saying… (Source: GagaOOLala) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2021
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 1,567 users)
  • Ranked: #8119
  • Popularity: #3371
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
BL Compilations
17 people found this review helpful
Oct 22, 2021
Completed 4
Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 4.0

Great visuals with a choppy plot

Overall: So don't read the summary on gagaoolala as it gives away what is supposed to be a plot twist in this short film. I've noticed very similar weaknesses with m/m romance from Taiwan (i.e. Because Of You, Light, Innocence, Papa & Daddy) which try to cover too much plot and often have flashbacks/forwards that add to the choppiness. I wish Taiwanese writers/directors would learn from Strongberry in South Korea on how to put a cohesive/realistic story into a short run time (i.e. Some More, Step For You).

Content Warnings: none

What I Liked
- acting
- production value
- the scenes of physical intimacy

Room For Improvement
- choppiness, starts with them yelling at one another, then a guy is in bed, then motorcycle riding, then basketball playing...like what is going on???
- for the basketball playing scene, how did they meet? The story should have started here and given some footing for the rest of the story.
- unrealistic responses/conversations, who doesn't ask what a person does for a job, it's one of the first things you ask someone. Also, if someone tells you not to do something don't they normally give a reason or wouldn't you ask what their reason is?
- how much time has passed, there isn't a sense of how long they've know each other, a few days, a few weeks?
- I didn't like the ending and think there could have been an honest conversation about the challenge/s of their relationship and how they want to proceed.

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the_sapio_nerd
19 people found this review helpful
Oct 27, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

Don't know what to measure in here.

Now that you've read the synopsis, there's nothing left for you to watch, except the intimate moments and the hot actors, haha. The 24 minutes story involves a college student and a man who meet in a basketball court and becomes affected to each other and end up in a relationship.

Their life comes to a point where they're entirely each others but end up finding each other's biggest secret which is a big surprise to both of them and they can't help but continue on their paths. The end! Yes, that's how it ended without any explanation and now I seek the makers to come ahead and make us understand about the essence, please?

Even for a short run time, this thing felt very average for a Taiwanese BL because we have examples of good Taiwanese BL movies like "Dear Ex" , "Your Name Engraved Here-in" who are of very high quality.

Alike any Taiwanese feature movie, they put emphasis on cinematography and sound editing and shady representation of their lifestyles. These are few of the good points about it, along with the acting elements and intimate scenes which is plenty; too much for a 24min movie, like they were smooching each other every other moment. I mean I like sex scenes too (ugly laugh) but this short movie lacked screentime man.

The most meaningful thing was the symbolic representation of uniting a gold fish and a fighter fish.

Tbh, when the protest thingy poped up halfway after the story, I was kinda intrigued because this is an unique perspective in a bl or any love story I have seen but that again was wasted with the half-baked screenplay ending with lots of confusing questions. Xiang as an environmentalist was on one side and...... Won't spoil but I am disappointed to say that they could have done better with the context by making it an hour project.

Well, it's still watchable because of the acting elements and the exploding intimate scenes. So go for it because even if you don't like it, a 24mins piece won't hurt you.

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  • Movie: The Immeasurable
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2021
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 1,567 users)
  • Ranked: #8119
  • Popularity: #3371
  • Watchers: 4,073

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