You Are the Apple of My Eye (那些年 我們一起追的女孩) Movie Review


You Are the Apple of My Eye Movie Review:
Base on real life romance story, director’s Giddens Ko (九把刀) and his crew as well as the lead actor Ke Zhendong (柯震東) and lead actress Michelle Chen (陈妍希) has filmed a great movie of “You Are the Apple of My Eye” (那些年, 我們一起追的女孩) feature debut about his adolescent years.

Talking about first love and those sweet moments… Do you still remember when is your first love happening back during school days? Have you ever give up on a girl which you really in love a lot? School life might be containing with lots of simple and childish memories but yet it gives the most happening memories in life.

[那些年], those years those sweet and ambiguous moments… Those years I miss out the opportunity… Those years those puppy love and eye-candy… Those years our childish and foolish actions… Those years, the years I miss and falling in love with you… Those years you encouraged me and giving me a miracle in my life… Those years I tears because of you… and those years, I giving up on you…

What is You Are the Apple of My Eye (那些年) movie all about? Well, I would say that, instead of making you falling in love again, it’s about bringing you back to the memory of your first fall in love moment with someone in your youth life.

You Are the Apple of My Eye Movie is about an existing true love which ended not to be together. It’s a very common relationship happen in life and all we need to do is to bless and wish your opponent happy and blissful. Thus, you can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have dare to do it because life’s too short to wonder what could have been.

You Are the Apple of My Eye Movie teaches us not to miss out the chances beside us. “He or She didn’t give up on you, is you give up on yourself”, if you always keep in heart, one day you might be losing it. True love can feel from heart without any action to it.

Movie [那些年] is a romance and most touching movie I ever watch this year! A movie brings me back to my sweet memories moment and I like the way how the story flow along in this movie. It touched and focused all the main point on how love cycle happened and ended in life.

The cinematography of [那些年] movie was great! It give me a very locally Taiwanese style of film, very relaxing and peacefully. Well theme song and background music were created and with its comedy action, it enhances the enjoyable mood of audience while watching this movie.

人生很多事情都是徒劳无功的… “When we’re constantly wishing for something, we overlook everything we already have.” We can’t always wait for miracle to happen, sometime we must do something to achieve it.

I started to cry at the last 15 minutes of this movie, it was the most touching scene ever! It was the critical scene of seeing true love appearing in front of you and touches your heart instantly. It worth the tears and I bet that it was an unforgotten moment ever.

I can conclude that the director’s 九把刀 had made a great film this year! Knowing what audience wants and appreciating the way he directed this [那些年] movie. With this, I rate this “You Are the Apple of My Eye Movie”: 5/5 star. It’s definitely a MUST WATCH MOVIE!!!

You Are the Apple of My Eye Movie Synopsis:
Adolescence is like a heavy rain. Even though you catch a cold from it, you still look forward to experiencing it once again. Ko-Teng has several close friends who had a crush on Shen Chia-Yi. Those friends of Ko’s thus moved in unison from Ching Chengs junior high school straight into the senior high school division in pursuit of her.

Naughty in nature, Ko was ordered by their homeroom 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 elses wife, these boys have learned their coming-of-age lessons and continue to pursue eachs happiness.


  1. Just watched it an hour ago. Really bring back those wonderful but yet heart-aching kind of mixed feelings. Maybe that's what they called "The perfect imperfection".

  2. Watched the movie yesterday (Sunday) nite after feeling bored nothing to do. Browsing thru' few movies now showing at cinemas such as Tower Heist, Happy Feet 2, Immortals, You are the apple of my eyes and etc.. This Movie (You are the apple of my eyes) caught me with so good commentaries by those ppl who have watched it. Having doubt at first looking at the movie trailer whether want to watch it or not, i made up my mind why not just go and watched it and see how good it is. It turns to be a worth watching movie with a lot of slapstick comedies, touching love stories, and the naughtiness of the students in the schools. really not disappointing and highly recommended:)

  3. watched twice and cried twice. reminds me of my childhood puppy love. something are not meant to be. Cheers…..

  4. Is there any way for me to watch it online? (or when will it be out on DVD) I live in the US… unfortunately D:

  5. I watched it the 3rd time today and if i were the director, surely will make it more dramatic and makes the whole cinema cry:
    Since during the final exam, the lead actress has some stomach discomfort and fast forward to the day when the lead actor receiving the call at the cafe, instead of inviting him for her wedding, just ask him to go to a hospital. Lying there was the critically ill actress with all her friends, the actor move closer to her, all her friends move backward, they talk about old times…..surely this plot will have everyone pulling out their tissues….Cheers

  6. @ anonymous
    i can understand why some may want a more dramatic ending, but i believe that it would have missed the essence of the show, that you can be in love with someone even when you're not with her.

    anyway, good write up !