Better Days Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Zhou Dongyu, Jackson Yee
  • Director: Derek Tsang
  • Format: Dolby, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: 
     Not Rated
  • Studio: Well Go Usa
  • Release Date: May 5, 2020
  • Run Time: 135 minutes

         Narratively speaking, there is nothing particularly original about the themes and structure of the Chinese melodrama, Better Days. In terms of being a story taking place in high school, involving bullying that leads to both suicide and a murder, which is presented as something of a mystery, Better Days often feels like a feature-film variation on the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” However, it is in the differences of the narratives that Better Days finds its distinct voice, and the film may have been more successful had those elements been favored more.