Everyone’s raving about the new age Taiwan campus love story movie called Our Times (我的少女时代) . I got the chance to catch the movie and I finally understood why everyone is going head over heels for this film.
Directed by Frankie Chen, the story follows Lin Zhen Xin’s (林真心 played by Vivian Sung 宋芸華) who has a crush on the captain of the basketball team in high school Ouyang Feifan (欧阳非凡 played by Dino Lee 李玉玺). Knowing that Ouyang Feifan will only fall for the school’s belle Tao Minmin (淘敏敏 played by Dewi Chien 简廷芮 ), Lin Zhen Xin was about to give up when she meets Hsu Taiyu (徐太宇 played by Wang Da Lu王大陆), who turns her life around when he tries to help her win Ouyang Feifan and unexpectedly falls in love with her.
More than just a movie with scenes straight out of a typical idol drama, Our Times made me realise things I didn’t notice before.
I realised that innocence is not a bad thing. Being innocent doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be taken seriously, or that you’re stupid or should be trampled on. Being innocent means that life is so much simpler and that something very small can make you happy. Being innocent means that you deserve people who won’t take advantage of you.
The most important thing I’ve realised is that you shouldn’t be afraid to express yourself freely. All of us feel trapped by something or someone and they stop from us truly being ourselves. But we need to learn to love ourselves more and it is okay if we are a little selfish once in a while. Sometimes we don’t know what we’re losing if you don’t express yourself.
This movie is definitely highly recommended for people of all ages. As someone who has watched the movie twice and going for a third, it is more than just a love story between two people, rather, the movie touches your heart because it is relatable. You can find yourself drowned in the casts’ acting, putting yourself in their shoes, laughing and crying whole-heartedly as we reminisce about our own stories.
They’re many takeaways from watching this film, be it a good laugh or life values, it is definitely a must-watch film.
Article by: Beatrice Ng @ KAvenyou