Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit)
Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) (1997)

Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a tango bar to save up for his trip home. When a… More

Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: June 22, 1999
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A take-no-prisoners movie from one of Hong Kong's most idiosyncratic, shoot-from-the-hip filmmakers that's the very antithesis of sentimental gay love stories.

Full review…
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Sexy, spiky love story.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

all-around fabulous work

Full review…
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

You don't watch this film as much as grab on to it. Letting it jerk you every which way is a jangly but interesting ride.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Were Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg alive today, and able to see what Wong has done here ... they'd be thrilled and invigorated.

Full review…
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... casts a spell of hyper-reality and immediacy softened by the longing and melancholy of the narration and music.

Full review…
Charles Taylor

Wong doesn't show us any of the sparks that can still be struck between lovers who argue constantly.

Full review…
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Not much 'happens' in Happy Together, but it not-happens in the most delectable way.

Full review…
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

The story may end in Taiwan on a heartbreaking note, but we're left somewhere between here and there, happily drifting through the film's luscious netherworld of sound and image.

Full review…

Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Garishly beautiful but frustratingly same-y WKW chamber piece. Happy Together has hardly a whisper of plot and I found myself drifting. Felt like a two hour… More
Elvira B
No matter how terribly grounded you are, there is always Wong Kar Wai to take you flying away. He always succeeds at marrying realistic human drama with… More
Nicki Marie
Beautifully filmed, cast are great, but painfully, painfully slow. Also NOT a romantic film, as the title would have you believe!
Arash Xak
Raw & intense, Filled with touching & memorable scenes and ofcourse Doyle's beautiful images
Rubia Carolina
After have watched "Chungking Express" and "2046", I could understand the disappointment of Kar Wai Wong´s fans with "My Blueberry… More
Candy Rose
Great cast. Two lovers arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and go on a roadtrip.