Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit)
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Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit)
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 beaten and bruised Po-Wing reappears, Yiu-Fai is empathetic but is unable to enter a more intimate relationship. After all, Po-Wing is not ready to settle down. Yiu-Fai now works in a Chinese restaurant and meets the youthful Chang from Taiwan. Yiu-Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po-Wing's life shatters continually in contrast.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

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"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."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Sexy, spiky love story."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"... casts a spell of hyper-reality and immediacy softened by the longing and melancholy of the narration and music."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"When they are together, they are miserable and constantly bicker; when they are apart, they mope around, wallowing in their lonely sadness."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Possibly Wong Kar-Wai's best film, playing probing variations on the theme of strained companionship."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"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."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston 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."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Moody account of lovers in Buenos Aires"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Through its stunning imagery, it creates an intimate visual essay about the mood swings of a love affair."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Wong doesn't show us any of the sparks that can still be struck between lovers who argue constantly."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"all-around fabulous work"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"A step in a new direction for the very stylish and always fascinating Hong Kong director."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A vibrant, painful, and deeply nostalgic "wish you were(n't) here" from two uprooted immigrants yearning for emotional security, for their homeland, and for each other."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"... creative visuals that offer insights into character that linger long after seeing the film, all with the power to touch the heart"
‑ John A. Nesbit, outrate.net
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