Spring Fever (Chun feng chen zui de ye wan)
Spring Fever (Chun feng chen zui de ye wan) (2010)

Nanjing, present day, springtime. Wang Ping's wife suspects him of adultery. She hires Luo Haitao to spy on him and discovers that her husband's lover is a man, Jiang Cheng. It's with this man that Luo Haitao and his girlfriend,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Portrays contemporary China as a seething hotbed of erotic curiosity and discontent.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Its examination of identity and loneliness begins to feel like a soap opera season boiled down into one very long episode with too much happening.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Artful, dreary, and pointless -- it's time for Lou Ye to lighten up.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

So what do you do once the Chinese authorities forbid you from making movies for five years?

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

I think there's meant to be a tender love story buried somewhere in all this remote melodrama, but none of the five major characters makes the slightest impression.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This tale of gay men and their woes in China is courageous, but too self-consciously directed and lugubriously uninvolving.

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Dan Kois
Village Voice

For long stretches of this tantalizing, romantic, aggravating film -- until just before its extremely satisfying ending, in fact -- I wished Lou had caught a little spring fever himself, cranked up the volume, and turned on the lights.

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Derek Elley
Variety

This overlong and very Euro-flavored "Spring" won't make many B.O. wickets bloom.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

The poppy soundtrack in the clubs scenes and a karaoke bar scene proves NoŽl Coward's observation, "Strange how potent cheap music is."

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