Melanie’s review published on Letterboxd:
A movie about being young, broke, and in love. I fell in love with their love and spoiler, it hurt.
“If you had gotten on the train that day, I would have been with you forever.”
It’s a classic we got everything we wanted, but just not each other. Jianqing’s father and Xiao-Xiao’s relationship is beautiful, first bonding over their mutual love for his son and then it blossoming into a relationship of its own, in a letter to Xiao-Xiao years later he writes to tell her “you’re family, come over when youre tired”
It’s a bittersweet ending about losing someone you love, but not the love you have for them; that belongs to you.