Movie review: You are the Apple of my Eye

Romantic Comedy/110 minutes (NC16)
Rating: 3 stars

THIS Taiwanese box-office hit stems from director Giddens Ko's effective adaptation of his auto-biographical novel.

Handsome newcomer Ko Chen-tung steps into Ko's shoes with charismatic swagger, while fresh-faced Michelle Chen is Shen Chia-yi, the girl that almost all male students in class are besotted with.

Flashback sequences can reek of oversentimentality, but the thrills, rivalries and heartbreak associated with high school romance are well depicted with nostalgia and humour.

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