That's The Way I Like It
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The directorial debut of actor and artistic director Glen Goei, who played opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly, is a comedy about a loser with big dreams. In 1970s Singapore, twenty-year-old grocery clerk Hocks tries to survive with high hopes but low expectations. He is still living at home with his parents, who dote on his younger brother, and his little sister, who is addicted to romance novels. He does not have a girlfriend. His male friends like to bowl and watch kung-fu movies. When Hocks looks at the mirror, he sees himself as Bruce Lee riding a fast… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This sweet film . . . shows in some cases a little disco and a whole lot of Brooklyn isn't such a bad thing."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Turn on the disco ball and crank up the music, and the film sizzles. Otherwise, it drags like an old Lawrence Welk 78 record played on 33 1/3."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Starting out kind of sticky (like a student piece), the film slowly matures (much like it's primary character)."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"A complete cartoon, but not so much funny as downright embarrassing."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"In paying tribute to the culture of the glitter ball era, writer-director Glen Goei doesn't downplay the kitschiness of it all; in fact, he embraces it."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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