Typically, I would not voluntarily watch a movie in Chinese or pick a Chinese movie to watch when I go to the cinema but this afternoon, I watched the music video for the theme song of Our Times (我的少女時代) just before I left home and I reaaaaaaally wanted to watch it. So I quickly made plans to watch it tonight. We only reached the cinema 10 minutes before the show started but thankfully we still managed to get good seats 🙂
It’s been a few hours since I got home but I still don’t quite know how to feel. This is the first time in awhile that a movie has made me feel so much in the span of ~ two hours. I think the last movie that managed to elicit so much emotions in me was Ruby Sparks, but even then Ruby Sparks was more bitter than sweet. Ok no, actually make that Me, Earl and the Dying Girl. But the movies are of very different genres so it won’t exactly be a fair comparison. During this movie, I laughed a lot and probably cried even more; I am not ashamed to say that I left the cinema still in tears (LOL) but my heart was also so full. *SPOILER ALERT* Vee watched it a few days ago so I texted her right after I left the cinema telling her that when Jerry Yan appeared, I didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry and probably did both hahahah i really love it so much!!!!!!! I have no words
As a coming of age film, it is definitely relatable. Plus with everything that happened in the past couple of months, this movie hit very close to home. Had a v nice chat with MH after our Spanish test and she was telling me how quite a few of her friends told her that “they never got over their first boyfriends, they just had to move on”. Since then, I have been thinking about the validity/ truth of their statement but I shall not say anymore because it is a bit too personal and the whole Hardware Zone saga has made me realise how potentially public this space that I once thought was private can be.
So anyway – friends, please go watch this movie!!! It is worth the time spent and you can claim tissues from me HAHAHAH it is really that gooood. Or you can ask me to watch it with you!!! 🙂 I would gladly watch it again and again haha. I will definitely be getting the dvd when it comes out!!! This movie is like what A Cinderella Story is to me – I can watch it many times and not get sick of it :”””) I can quote lines from A Cinderella Story but this being Chinese which I have lost touch with since IB, it will probably take many more rewatchings to recite the lines. Also, I just regretfully remembered how I fell asleep at Jai’s while we were watching 那些年，我們一起追的女孩. Since the two movies are of the same genre and there was a lot of hype about 那些年，我們一起追的女孩 I shall catch it this weekend :))))
Here is the music video for the theme song of Our Times. I never knew that chinese songs could make me feel so much ah, MY HEART STILL CAN’T TAKE IT SOBBLES