Can a divorced couple fall in love all over again? The film opens with a happy young couple on their honeymoon, but catastrophe strikes almost immediately when the newlyweds get into a motorcycle accident. The bride, He Mann wakes up in a hospital asking for her husband, but she soon learns that it’s been five years since her honeymoon. She has no memory of the years in between — all she knows is that she’s in the hospital now because of another accident. And, oh yes, she’s divorced. Despite the premise, “Stolen Years” veers from tragedy as Mann tries to figure out how her marriage soured and where her life went off-track. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
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There were loopholes, like how some supporting characters were just pushed off the screen without much of a excuse. But without paying too much attention to these small details and just focus on the big picture, the story can be romantically heart-wrenching. It's almost like an adaptation of "A Wedding Invitation", which stars Bai Bai He and Eddie Peng. The story lines are very similar. The cast are both just as wonderful. Joseph Chang challenges the role of a man who very much loves his wife (ex-wife, etc) and tries to yield to her every demand. I can never get bored of Bai Bai He because she is simply amazing with her roles, always challenging the opposite sex with her prowess. This was a well directed film.
Overall, I thought the movie was quite succinct in delivering what it had intended to. One factor I thoroughly enjoyed was the great chemistry between the two leads. To be perfectly honest, without the chemistry demonstrated by the two protagonists, the movie would not even have been half as good! The story line veils a plot twist - which is cruel, but also scientifically verifiable, I guess. There were a few things that the movie failed to address however. It was very focussed on the two leads that the other supporting characters were almost as if they were extras. There was no explanation as to what had happened to the surrounding friends and family that I even mistook a sister for some aunty or something. Anyhow, it is 100% definitely worth a watch. But please, get yourself a box of tissues to wipe the tears!