You Are the Apple of My Eye (Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai) Reviews
I might have liked this film if I were 17 years old and went to watch it with a bunch of male friends. Alas, from an artistic POV, I find this film--like its protagonist--to be lame, puerile, and banal. That it has won accolades and seems popular with the crowd is not testament to how good it is, but a reflection of the sad state of Taiwanese cinema and the poor taste of Asian audiences in general.
I like the story. Everyone has a Shen Chia-Yi, a symbol of perfection unattainable, mesmerising you, so close yet so far, bringing you joy and regret, and at the end will not belong to you.
The director is a self-made online novelist. I see a good start to his filming career, although it is merely a start. A lot of the shot progression felt very poorly structured but the overall atmosphere of portraying one's own semi-autobiography was consistent.