Worth Your Time on Amazon Prime?

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Is It Worth Your Time?

Yes. Secret is actually one Asian romance movie that I can recommend with no reservations.


What Should I Watch It On?

It’s free streaming for Amazon Prime members, so I didn’t watch it on HD. That being said, you probably don’t need to see this is in HD.


What Did You Think Without Spoiling It?

After watching so many Asian “romance” movies Bernardo more or less figured out part of the movie’s twist. That being said, it was really enjoyable. There was actual chemistry between the leading male and female. You could see their relationship progress as their feelings for each other grew. Sure there were some kind of corny parts, but it seemed to fit in the story. The music throughout the movie was spectacular and the scenery was beautiful. There’s not really much more you can ask for in a movie.


Why it Works

There was the perfect blend of romance, comedy and drama in Secret. I loved watching the relationship between Jay (Jay Chou) and Rain (Kwai Lun-Mei) blossom. And it blossomed in a realistic way. They actually kissed part way through the movie! We didn’t even have to wait until the end for that. Sure, the plot may be a bit formulaic, but the formula works and it is executed almost perfectly. I have to give a big hats off to Jay Chou who not only starred in the movie but directed, co-wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the piano piece “Secret.” There are certainly a handful of plot holes in the end, but the rest of the movie is so delightful that I have no problem overlooking these issues. The music is wonderful, the majority of the piano pieces are Chopin pieces and the cinematography is spot on. Each shot really draws you into the movie and you can’t help but admire the natural scenery of the island.


No Like?

Well there is one little plot hole towards the end of the movie, but I don’t want to give too much away. Luckily, this really didn’t take away from my experience.


In Closing

Watch Secret. It’s a well-directed and acted movie with a scenic backdrop. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can stream this for Free.

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Jasmine Greene

Jasmine Greene has been a freelance writer for over four years with experience in video game, book and movie reviews. She lives in Manhattan. Nardio is her second of hopefully many (successful) web ventures. When she is not working as an executive assistant or at Nardio, Jasmine volunteers at Kitty Kind so that she can get her crazy cat lady on.

4 Responses

  1. angela mendoza says:

    I’ve been watching all along in this movie but at the end i can’t understand….but i can feel it 😀

    • I’ll explain
      #######SPOILER ALERT#######
      At the end, Rain goes back to the past after seeing Jay kiss the other girl. After learning about the secret of the piano (the ability to travel through time) Jay decides to travel back in time in order to meet up with his one true love Rain. On the night of the demolition, Jay goes and plays the Secret musical score and then is teleported back to the past to be with Rain and that’s it! The two stay together. Somehow Jay appears in the class photo at the end (which kind of contradicts certain plot points) but eh, it’s easy to overlook that goof.

      • Bill Thomas says:

        This was a really good movie and I agree with everything you said except about the plot goof…that was meant to be part of the story I think. Time travel stories are contradictory anyway and the pic reassured me in a way that they had a life together. I was telling someone at work about this movie without giving anything away. I told her even if she didn’t care for the movie, the scenery and the music would certainly make it worth her time. If anyone googles Jay Chou, they can see this guy is ridiculously talented. Is there anything he can’t do?

        • Well I think it’s supposed to show that they had a life together, but the whole thing about is that the person who plays the song is only visible to the first person they see, so him being in the picture contradicts that idea. Either way though, it was a good movie! Jay Chou is definitely an all around talented guy.

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