Note: Spoiler ahead and may spoil the movie for you :P
I highly anticipated this movie since the beginning of the year and last night, I finally watched it. Ever since the record breaking of Giddens Ko's debut movie three years ago, You Are The Apple Of My Eye (which is a favourite of mine) was released, he is now back with another movie with the title Cafe.Waiting.Love 等一個人咖啡 .
I thought the translation of the title is a little weird but come to think of it, it is rather impossible to do a direct translation for this title.
It is a romantic comedy based on Giddens Ko's novel with the same title. It is funny and has its own appeal but lack of something compared to his previous movie. Still, it is worth the watch.
The film begins with Siying (Vivian Sung), a loud and outspoken girl who fall in love with Zeyu (Marcus Chang) who happen to rescue her from almost being hit by the bus. She then follows Zeyu to the cafe called Cafe.Waiting.Love
where tomboy barista, Abusi (Megan Lai) is working.
She is hired by the cafe's boss (Vivian Chow) by mistake while standing up to A-Tuo (Bruce), her college mate from being bullied by his friend. A-Tuo is weird, silly, funny and has interesting circle of friends and is working various part time jobs to save up for his travel. The two become good friends ever since then.
She admires and is attracted to Zeyu until she confesses her love to him.
And...I shall stop here. Watch the movie to find out what happen in the end. For those of you who do not understand Mandarin, there is English subtitle in the movie.
Overall, the movie is good. Giddens Ko has done it again and the movie is beautifully filmed. On whether it's a good movie based on the book, I would not be able to tell since I did not and could not read the book. I would give it a 8/10.
Here's a trailer for you to get a preview of the movie:
*Pictures taken from various sources from Google.