Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) Reviews

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July 12, 2002
February 14, 2001
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.
January 1, 2000
Were Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg alive today, and able to see what Wong has done here ... they'd be thrilled and invigorated.
January 1, 2000
Sexy, spiky love story.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Wong doesn't show us any of the sparks that can still be struck between lovers who argue constantly.
October 30, 2017
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.
April 27, 2015
Not much 'happens' in Happy Together, but it not-happens in the most delectable way.
August 17, 2010
all-around fabulous work
June 10, 2010
... casts a spell of hyper-reality and immediacy softened by the longing and melancholy of the narration and music.
June 3, 2010
Thanks to a sumptuous new high-definition transfer from Kino, Happy Together is still bittersweet, but with a little more emphasis on the sweet.
September 1, 2009
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.
July 4, 2008
A step in a new direction for the very stylish and always fascinating Hong Kong director.
January 12, 2007
When they are together, they are miserable and constantly bicker; when they are apart, they mope around, wallowing in their lonely sadness.
October 28, 2005
Moody account of lovers in Buenos Aires
July 30, 2005
June 26, 2005
January 25, 2005
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.
August 16, 2003
Possibly Wong Kar-Wai's best film, playing probing variations on the theme of strained companionship.
June 24, 2002
Through its stunning imagery, it creates an intimate visual essay about the mood swings of a love affair.
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