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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 22, 1999
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Critic Score: 79% 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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Sexy, spiky love story.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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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.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

all-around fabulous work

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Charles Taylor

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

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Jason Bailey

For all the simplicity of the narrative, 'Happy Together' is anything but slight. It's a moody, contemplative piece of work, and a vividly tactile one as well, lingering on food, smoke, bodies, blood, and water.

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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.

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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.