Kelay, on the other hand, who continues to insist that she is the daughter of Kenji, has nothing but a picture of Kenji as a teenager together with a teenage girl who looks just like her to prove it.
Kenneth, surprised, brings Kelay to a fast food chain to eat and interrogate her.
But the new spin to the familiar formula is that the story is enframed by Kenneth and Kelay, two modern day teens searching for Kenneth’s father.
As we unravel the love story between Athena and Kenji, so do we bear witness to the love story of Kenneth and Kelay. And though the film is crippled by an unbearable number of soap opera style twists, it at least delivers on its sugar-drenched romantic promise. A case of mistaken identity, an ugly-duckling make-over, an ominous heart condition and even a last minute bout of cancer all make an appearance in this clubhouse sandwich of mainstream cinema clichés. But while it stands close to derailing the film from its initially lighthearted tracks, the film manages to stay on course thanks to its charming cast.
In the play’s climactic end, seconds are all that separate tragedy from triumph.