[Movie Review] You Are the Apple of My Eye 《那些年,我们一起追的女孩》

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I received a pair of tickets to watch a movie preview of You Are the Apple of My Eye 《那些年,我们一起追的女孩》 on 5th October 2011 (Wed), at Shaw Lido Cineplex (Hall 2), courtesy of TwentiethCentury Fox and omy.sg! It was an exclusive opportunity to watch the movie way in advance, as the movie will be officially released only on 10 November 2011 (special sneaks: 4 November – 7 November).

This movie brings back fond memories of those schooling days, with 'puppy love' and other elements. Hope that the movie casts will be able to come to Singapore when the movie is launched in Singapore.

:: About the movie ::
Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again.

Based on the same-titled book (that’s based on his own story) by popular Taiwanese writer Giddons Ko (九把刀), the Taiwanese production tells a story of a young man, Ko-Teng 柯騰 (Chen-Tung Ko 柯震東), who has several close friends with a crush on Shen Chia-Yi 沈佳宜 (Michelle Chen 陳妍希). 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 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.

沈佳宜 / 陳妍希 飾 (Image source: 那些年,我們一起追的女孩)
My Taiwanese friend looks almost exactly like the lead actress in this movie!

阿和 / 郝劭文 飾 (Image source: 那些年,我們一起追的女孩)
Some of you might have seen 郝劭文 when he was a child star, in the movie 《新乌龙院》.

彎彎 / 彎彎 飾 (Image source: 那些年,我們一起追的女孩)
In real-life, 彎彎 is Taiwan's Internet cartoonist. Her real name is Hu Jiawei (胡家瑋).
This is her blog - http://www.wretch.cc/blog/cwwany
彎彎:“我跟九把刀不是同學(Image source: "那些年報告~", September 2, 2011,
"人生就是不停的战斗!" (Image source: 那些年,我們一起追的女孩)
I got this relevant quote from somewhere:
"Life is a constant battle. As a modern warrior, one should never give up but continue to fight for our dreams, even through adversities."

"天天开心, 美梦成真" (Image source: 那些年,我們一起追的女孩)
This brings back memories of me lighting a sky lantern (天灯), also known as Kongming Lantern (孔明灯) or Wish Lantern, with my loved one.

[Great News!]
“You Are The Apple Of My Eye" is nominated for 4 categories at 2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival! 第48屆金馬獎【那些年,我們一起追的女孩】入圍四項:
1. 最佳新導演 Best New Director:九把刀 Giddens
2. 最佳女主角 Best Leading Actress:陳妍希 Michelle Chen
3. 最佳新演員 Best New Performer:柯震東 Chen-Tung Ko
4. 最佳原創電影歌曲 Best Original Film Song:《那些年》 (詞:九把刀 曲:木村充利 唱:胡夏)Those Bygone Years (Lyric : Giddens Composer : Mitsutoshi Kimura Performer : Hu Xia)
The 48th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony will be held on 26 November 2011 (Saturday). All the best to these nominees. Hope they win all the respective awards!

:: Official Music Video ::
"【那些年,我們一起追的女孩】電影主題曲《那些年》官方正式MV" uploaded by appleofmyeye2011 on Aug 1, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWzlwGVQ6_Q

【那些年,我們一起追的女孩】電影主題曲《那些年》
演唱:胡夏/作曲:木村充利/作詞:九把刀

又回到最初的起點
記憶中妳青澀的臉
我們終於來到了這一天
桌墊下的老照片
無數回憶連結
今天男孩要赴女孩最後的約

又回到最初的起點
呆呆地站在鏡子前
笨拙繫上紅色領帶的結
將頭髮梳成大人模樣
穿上一身帥氣西裝
等會兒見妳一定比想像美

好想再回到那些年的時光
回到教室座位前後 故意討妳溫柔的罵
黑板上排列組合 妳捨得解開嗎
誰與誰坐他又愛著她


那些年錯過的大雨
那些年錯過的愛情
好想擁抱妳 擁抱錯過的勇氣
曾經想征服全世界
到最後回首才發現
這世界滴滴點點全部都是妳

那些年錯過的大雨
那些年錯過的愛情
好想告訴妳 告訴妳我沒有忘記
那天晚上滿天星星
平行時空下的約定
再一次相遇我會緊緊抱著妳
緊緊抱著妳

You Are the Apple of My Eye 《那些年,我们一起追的女孩》
Opening: 10 November 2011, Thursday (special sneaks: 4 November – 7 November)
Running Time: 110 mins
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Coarse Language and Sexual References)

Here is your chance! Be amongst the exclusive few to see Taiwan's No. 1 local film in history in Singapore 3 weeks before everyone else. This is one film you do not want to miss.
Super Sneaks: 19 October 2011 (Wednesday), 7pm.
where: Golden Village, Tiong Bahru.

:: Official Trailers ::
"那些年,我们一起追的女孩 (YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE) - Trailer A - Singapore" uploaded by foxsingapore on Sep 16, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J6yuyjN5Wg

"那些年,我们一起追的女孩 (YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE) - Trailer B - Singapore" uploaded by foxsingapore on Sep 16, 2011

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