When Mei falls in love with Jay, love at first sight takes hold, providing her fondest childhood memory. Amongst her parents' divorce and bickering and her grandfather's death, Mei finds solace in Jay even as they begin a perilous journey into the mountainous wilderness to find her grandparents' home. As they venture into the starry, starry night, they get lost in a storm that leads them towards a greater destination.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Tom Shu-Yu Lin tackles death, divorce, loneliness and first love with the eye of a painter and the heart of a child.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 07.05.2012
The cumulative effect is more that of a handsomely crafted museum piece than a moving, emotional journey.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 09.13.2012
[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.Andrew Schenker, Village Voice, 07.05.2012
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.Anita Li, Toronto Star, 03.21.2012