The new Netflix original anime film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop has utterly succeeded at pulling out heartstrings with its beautiful Haiku, relatable characters, and breathtaking visuals. Its usage of poetry and music to tell a story of teenage romance and youth is commendable, considering that this genre often falters with clichés.
There were plenty of scenes where we couldn’t help laughing and sympathizing with the characters because of how relatable they were. These scenes helped to make the movie furthermore fascinating and memorable. One scene that struck out was the dinner table scenes at Cherry’s and Smile’s homes, shown consecutively.
Likes and Follows: The New Love Language in Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
The scenes start with Cherry and Smile having dinners at their own homes. Cherry is eating with his parents while Smile is at her home doing the same with her family. It’s the usual scene at everyone’s home where parents scold you for using your device while eating.
The scene starts with Smile at her dinner table, checking Cherry’s Curiosity account when she finds the Haiku Cherry wrote for her in their first meeting. She recognizes it and likes it, which takes us to the scene of Cherry having dinner with his parents.
Cherry can be seen telling his mom not to like his Haiku posts. His mom asks him why she shouldn’t when she’s the only one liking his posts and tells him that he should just be happy. This scene screams relatability as we all have mothers who like all our posts on social media and interrogate us as to why we posted them.
When Cherry gets the notification that Smile liked his post, he rushes out of the dinner haphazardly despite his parents’ scolding. In his dark bedroom, he starts getting more notifications of Smile liking more of his posts. We catch glimpses of his parents in the background trying to comprehend why their son is so animated with nervous excitement.
Right after this, it’s revealed that Mari, Smile’s younger sister, is the one liking all the posts, while their mother, visibly annoyed at her daughters’ antics, is screaming at them. In the meantime, Cherry is wondering whether it’s a signal for him to follow her, which he does after a sec.
The entire fiasco ends with Smile grabbing the phone from her sisters and without a doubt, following him back. This virtual exchange of love and warmth marks the beginning of their summer romance as Smile likes all his posts and Cherry attends all of Smile’s live sessions with her followers.
The love language has dramatically transformed in today’s world and this movie Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop brilliantly highlights these gestures of love.
Where To Watch Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
You can watch it on Netflix. Though there are other pirated sites, you should avoid them.