although I know I’m supposed to blog about my trip to Taiwan (Part 3 of 6), I am going to blog about this movie that I have just caught with Baby at Serangoon NeX. Either way, it’s still going to be about Taiwan because this movie was shot in Taiwan and the setting is also in Taiwan.
You’re the Apple of My Eye in English is a Chinese romance/comedy movie with English subtitles.
Duration: 110 Minutes
Cast: Ko Chen-tung, Michelle Chen, Steven Hao, Ao-Chuan, Yen Sheng-yu, Tsai Chang-hsien, Hu Chia-wei
Rating: NC 16 [due to Coarse Language and Sexual References]
Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again.
Ko-Teng has several close friends who had a crush on Shen Chia-Yi. Those friends of Ko’s thus moved in unison from Ching Cheng’s junior high school straight into the senior high school division in pursuit of her.
Naughty in nature, Ko was ordered by their homeroom teacher to sit in front of honor student Shen for her to keep close tabs on him. The two hadn’t hit it off at first but Ko gradually fell for Shen, who was always pressuring him to study hard. On the other hand, Shen became impressed by the contrasting values Ko represented. Ko started pursuing Shen but Shen remained hesitant.
After graduation from senior high, Ko and Shen almost became a couple but the deal was spoilt by a dukeout competition organized by Ko.
Growing up together to witness their beloved Shen walking down the aisle to become someone else’s wife, these boys have learned their coming-of-age lessons and continue to pursue each’s happiness.
The above-mentioned information were obtained from [Incinemas.sg] at http://incinemas.sg/movie/435/You%20Are%20The%20Apple%20Of%20My%20Eye.aspx
My Review of the Movie:
As I watched the movie, it really reminded me of the fond memories I had way back in Primary 6 all the way to Secondary School, Junior College, Polytechnic and Shatec. Memories like playing pranks on fellow classmates and teachers, writing love letters and passing them around during lessons, vandalising school property [oops], and many others are pretty much etched in the back of my mind. I guess those times were perhaps the best time of our lives and we appeared to be rather “innocent” and definitely playful/mischievous. However, the ending of the movie is pretty sad if you were to ask me. Somehow, the movie speaks to us that in life, no matter what we hoped for, we may never get what we want, but yet, one way or another, we will still be satisfied with our lives and move on eventually.
Oh, and did I mentioned? This movie was inspired out of a semi-biography of the director and portions of the movie are true-story. In fact, the novel was written by the director, Giddens himself and if you decide to become a fan of Giddens and his works, the good news is that he would be coming to Singapore for a Sharing and Book Autography Session on 19 November 2011, Saturday, 1900 hours, @ Suntec Convention Hall 601-603.
To avoid spoiling any further surprise, here’s some sneak treats for your enjoyment and (psst, I think its a good movie for you to watch with your girlfriend or if you’re single, gather all your high school friends for a reunion and catch the movie together). Credit goes to Bobby Sim Si Han [my fellow platoon mate cum colleague] for bringing my attention to this movie and to my Baby for accompanying me to watch this heartwarming movie. Also, don’t forget to stay till the end of the credits as there are some additional footage =)
I miss Taiwan very much and Baby and I might consider going there for a Student Exchange Programme to study for a week. =P