“I’ve never felt so seen.”
I won’t give too much away, but in case you haven’t seen it, it’s a coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl named Meilin Lee.
Because of a family curse, Meilin turns into a red panda whenever she gets too excited. She must now learn how to balance being her Mom’s perfect, obedient daughter and enjoying the wilder side of her adolescence. Oh and of course, she must navigate allllll of the good stuff including puberty, boys, and awkwardness.
As an Asian woman, certain aspects of the movie just hit so close to home.
And after looking on Twitter, it seemed like many people felt the same way. Here are what some said:
One person joked about how relatable the movie was, down to the Dad’s belt and pants:
Another person had fun pointing out an example of “true representation”:
Others continued to joke about how relatable the main character is:
Other fans said the movie’s script was on point:
Many began to share how their own experiences aligned with Meilin’s:
*BRB, wiping my tears*:
This is proof that the movie is just so, damn good:
It’s really sweet:
My heart is so warm!:
Have you seen Turning Red yet? Let me know what you think in the comments!