The Teenage Textbook Movie

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The Teenage Textbook Movie
Directed by Phillip Lim
Produced by Jonathan Foo
Written by Philip Lim
Haresh Sharma
Edmund Tan
Starring Melody Chen
Caleb Goh
Lim Hwee Sze
Chong Chee Kin
Edited by Walter Tan
Distributed by Cathay
Release date
November, 1998
Running time
100 minutes
Country Singapore
Language English
Budget $230,000 (estimated)

The Teenage Textbook Movie is a film adaptation of Adrian Tan's bestselling 1988 novel The Teenage Textbook. It is a lighthearted look at the lives of four students in Singapore as they start junior college.

The film was well-received critically and topped the Singapore box office for four weeks, beating Hollywood offerings. Its stars, who were unknowns, eventually became household names on television. Its soundtrack was all-Singaporean, a first for English-language Singapore films.


When Mui Ee (Melody Chen) attends fictitious Paya Lebar Junior College with her best friend Sissy Song (Lim Hwee Sze), she encounters a new life form: boys. There are many, but only one will win her heart.

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