I loved this film. When you drill down to that feeling of a new love there are no cultural, sexual or racial boundaries --- its just beautiful and the most wonderful feeling in the world.
I am older and I normally wont take time to watch these coming of age stories anymore, but I was bought by the trailer.
The acting was fantastic and it was great how the writing didn't focus overwhelmingly on outside influences stopping that powerful feeling. Just two teenagers falling in love. They had a few ups and downs. Especially Mari, poor girl taking on such responsibility -leading to such a bad mistake. I felt that would be the one and only time she did something that drastic and she would heal from that.
Their love being the overall focus and a happy ending made this simple and perfect movie. I hope most young folks watch this ...well, older ones too ;-)