Starry Starry Night
Starry Starry Night (2012)

When Mei falls in love with Jay, a new transfer student at her school, love at first sight takes hold, providing her first journey into adulthood and what soon becomes her fondest childhood memory. Amongst her parents' divorce and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 23, 2012
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The cumulative effect is more that of a handsomely crafted museum piece than a moving, emotional journey.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

[Lin] can't make up for the fact that the film wants to say more about the fragility of childhood than it's capable of communicating through its characters and their delicate, perpetually uncertain situations.

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Brent Simon
Screen International

Swollen with genuine feeling -- an imaginative, emotionally resonant coming-of-age story about two young kindred spirits who seek solace in one another.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Tom Shu-Yu Lin tackles death, divorce, loneliness and first love with the eye of a painter and the heart of a child.

Anita Li
Toronto Star

A whimsical coming-of-age tale that takes a common theme - growing pains - and transforms it through exquisitely rendered CG effects and a heartfelt storyline.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Beautifully photographed and tenderly scored, Starry Starry Night is a coming of age story with fantasy elements that appeal to all pre-teens, whatever their culture

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A somewhat clunky family movie about childhood escapism, alternating a little too conveniently between the grim and the adorable.

Michelle da Silva
Georgia Straight

The opulent visuals and special effects in Starry Starry Night are reason enough to take in this film.

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Jim Schembri

Visually beautiful, magic-tinged Taiwanese fantasy-drama about two disenfranchised teenage school kids...a wall-to-wall charmer.

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