There’s a cool and cute little Taiwanese movie to look forward to next month come August as Our Times (Chinese title 我的少女時代 Era of My Girl Teens) opens with tons of great buzz. The movie is produced by famed Taiwanese drama producer Chen Yu Shan, who is a household name thanks to producing hit dramas like Autumn’s Concerto, King of Lan Ling, My Queen, Lady and Liar, Material Queen, Prince Turned into Frog, and many more. This movie is her homage to the high school days of her youth, set in the early1990’s and will likely garner understandable comparison to the hit TW-movie You Are the Apple of My Eye.
I love that she got a main cast of up-and-comers, with relative newbie actress Vivian Sung headlining after she shot to fame with last year’s Gidden‘s movie Coffee Waiting Love. Vivian has been called the little Kimi Hsia for her resemblance, but I think she actually reminds me acting style of Shim Eun Kyung. Joining her is Darren Wang, Dino, and Dewi Chien as the youthful cast goes back to high school for romance and growing up pain hijinks. The movie trailer is soooooo charming and funny I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it. Bonus points for baking in the fangirling Andy Lau thread which pays off with his cameo in the movie. Check out the movie pics and English subbbed preview below. Continue reading