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My So-called Love (2008)

Ai de fa sheng lian xi (original title)
Kitty desperately seeks true love, sometimes foolishly. She runs into her biological mother, only to discover her step father is a peeping-Tom. She elopes with her classmate A Liang, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Leading Li

Writer:

Neko Hsu (screenplay & original story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbie Hsu ... Cat
Eddie Peng ... Ah Liang
Hsiao-chuan Chang ... Xiao Ku
Ming-hsiang Tung ... Sunshine (as Easton Dong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wen-lin Fang Wen-lin Fang ... Cat's mother
Lego Lee ... (as Lego Li)
Che-ying Liu Che-ying Liu ... (as Queena Liu)
Pong Fong Wu ... Cat's step-father
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Kitty desperately seeks true love, sometimes foolishly. She runs into her biological mother, only to discover her step father is a peeping-Tom. She elopes with her classmate A Liang, but eventually betrays him. She finds comfort from Xiao Gu whom she met online, only to discover he is married. Kitty then meets Sunshine who gives her the love she wants, but she starts to doubt his feelings for her.

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Romance

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Xiao Mao: Why are you so good to me? You're turning me into a bad person.
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An incredible slow paced love story...
23 August 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I had the chance to sit down in 2020 to watch the 2008 movie "My So-Called Love" (aka "Ai de fa sheng lian xi"). Granted, I hadn't even heard about this Taiwanese movie from writer Neko Hsu prior to sitting down to watch it. So I had no idea what to expect, aside from knowing it was a romantic movie.

Well, the movie was adequately entertaining up until the guy left for the army, then it just became a slow-paced trot, and I was quickly losing interest in the storyline. So I can't really claim to be overly impressed or entertained by "My So-Called Love". It took director Leading Li forever to go nowhere, and I ended up turning off the movie about halfway through. I just was fed up with boredom.

The acting in the movie was good, but the actors and actresses were struggling with a lack of a proper storyline, as everything was just so mundane and slow paced. It was intolerable.

Barbie Hsu - playing Cat - really carried herself and the movie quite well with her performance in this 2008 movie. I am not familiar with her, but she really seems to have some talent, and her expressions of love and happiness in the movie seemed so very, very genuine. Just a shame that she had next to nothing to work with in terms of a proper storyline.

I am rating "My So-Called Love" a mere three out of ten stars. I wasn't entertained, and this is not a movie that I can recommend you sit down to watch. Nor is it a movie that I will be returning to watch a second time, nor will I return to it to watch the remaining hour - it just simply wasn't worth the effort.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Taiwan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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$167,554
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Dolby Digital

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