The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

A YA novel adaptations that turns out convincing me as a sad teenage romance story with quaint cancer issue—that doesn’t exploit the cancer issues to pump up audience’s emotion, but optimistically hails the YOLO points of view of our terminally-ill characters.

I fell in love with him the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once,” said Hazel Grace Lancaster.

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The Spectacular Now (2013)

The Spectacular Now uniquely forges the conventional boy-meets-girl relationship with their typical angst of future and curiosity into a natural summer beauty. Praise Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.

The best thing about now, is that there’s another one tomorrow,” said Sutter Keely.

More spectacular!

Her (2013)

“Romantic. Futuristic. Fragile. This techno-romance drama desperately displays an entertaining, sad tale of a man who falls in love with an OS. Jonze and Phoenix are the best!”

In not so distant future, where IT and quirky fashion mode have advanced, Her introduces us to Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) or simply Theo. The future is here!

About Time (2013)

“Sweet and warm time-travelling romantic comedy. A step further from Richard Curtis, the man behind Love Actually and Notting Hill.”

Soon after I watched About Time, I suddenly realize that it’s been quite long since I watched a romantic flick which is sweet but lite. Yes, a drama which is so lite that I don’t remember having watched Woody Allen’s. Well, let’s not try to compare it to WA’s, ’cause this one is precisely “accessible” and lovable in different way. Time travel here!