Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) Reviews

  • Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
    Jul 10, 2019

    Incredibly touching, occasionally funny, and colorfully crafted, Happy Together is truly a cinematic gem for those longing for intimate, honest human stories. The acting and writing are superb, and the ending is spectacularly executed.

    Incredibly touching, occasionally funny, and colorfully crafted, Happy Together is truly a cinematic gem for those longing for intimate, honest human stories. The acting and writing are superb, and the ending is spectacularly executed.

  • Mar 26, 2017

    To me, this is a love story about captivity and homecoming.

    To me, this is a love story about captivity and homecoming.

  • Nov 30, 2016

    Happy Together does have a familiar story and characters, but Wong Kar-wai lifted this material with an expectedly terrific direction, the film is emotional and very sensual, I really liked its subplot, the ending was satisfying and it deals with tumultuous relationships and loneliness in a very realistic and heartfelt manner.

    Happy Together does have a familiar story and characters, but Wong Kar-wai lifted this material with an expectedly terrific direction, the film is emotional and very sensual, I really liked its subplot, the ending was satisfying and it deals with tumultuous relationships and loneliness in a very realistic and heartfelt manner.

  • May 24, 2016

    far and away one of the best LGBTIQ movies-ever! amazing to look at & gr8 story too

    far and away one of the best LGBTIQ movies-ever! amazing to look at & gr8 story too

  • Nov 23, 2015

    Love the emotion of the movie... wong kar wai + doyle = amazing visual

    Love the emotion of the movie... wong kar wai + doyle = amazing visual

  • Aug 26, 2015

    it's about the vibe and style, the simple way of saying complicated things; i love those stories who nobody ever said 'i love you' but love is everywhere. you are Leslie and I will be Tony.

    it's about the vibe and style, the simple way of saying complicated things; i love those stories who nobody ever said 'i love you' but love is everywhere. you are Leslie and I will be Tony.

  • Jul 26, 2015

    A poignant portrait of a relationship between two men uprooted from their home country, Happy Together explores the ups and downs, the pros and cons of commitment, as the lead characters careen and collide against each other with their discordant personalities acted out wonderfully by two talented actors.

    A poignant portrait of a relationship between two men uprooted from their home country, Happy Together explores the ups and downs, the pros and cons of commitment, as the lead characters careen and collide against each other with their discordant personalities acted out wonderfully by two talented actors.

  • Jul 25, 2015

    Once again I had the rare opportunity to see this amazing film long before it would find a limited release to the US. It seems even more impossible now that this very open examination of a gay couple came out of Hong Kong. Kar-wai Wong's film is still more graphic and honest than most any gay-themed films you are likely to see. Grounded firmly in reality but filmed and edited with highly intellectual and experimental stylings. It is an unforgettable and dark lament on the challenges of love within a the imposing marginalization of an already marginalized culture. Christopher Doyle's amazing cinematography almost presents itself as a third character in the story. Kar-wai Wong was able to secure intense and often brutal performances from his two leading actors, the late Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung. Cheung had been a hugely pop star in Hong Kong and China in the 1980's. Tony Leung had soared to major stardom within a short time prior to the making of this film. A startlingly unsentimental "love" story, the movie both meanders and propels with rocket-speed. This film is like a sharp edged chair that you sometimes need to grasp tightly to keep us -- never mind the pain. Ultimately this is a part of Queer Film Theory, but it is also a vital glimpse into the conflicts of human need vs. human desire. In some ways this is the profane and foul-mouthed cousin of Ang Lee's overly but achingly beautiful, "Brokeback Mountain." ...Things have changed in Hong Kong, but this is a story that will wrestle till the end of time -- and it is not limited to a "gay couple."

    Once again I had the rare opportunity to see this amazing film long before it would find a limited release to the US. It seems even more impossible now that this very open examination of a gay couple came out of Hong Kong. Kar-wai Wong's film is still more graphic and honest than most any gay-themed films you are likely to see. Grounded firmly in reality but filmed and edited with highly intellectual and experimental stylings. It is an unforgettable and dark lament on the challenges of love within a the imposing marginalization of an already marginalized culture. Christopher Doyle's amazing cinematography almost presents itself as a third character in the story. Kar-wai Wong was able to secure intense and often brutal performances from his two leading actors, the late Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung. Cheung had been a hugely pop star in Hong Kong and China in the 1980's. Tony Leung had soared to major stardom within a short time prior to the making of this film. A startlingly unsentimental "love" story, the movie both meanders and propels with rocket-speed. This film is like a sharp edged chair that you sometimes need to grasp tightly to keep us -- never mind the pain. Ultimately this is a part of Queer Film Theory, but it is also a vital glimpse into the conflicts of human need vs. human desire. In some ways this is the profane and foul-mouthed cousin of Ang Lee's overly but achingly beautiful, "Brokeback Mountain." ...Things have changed in Hong Kong, but this is a story that will wrestle till the end of time -- and it is not limited to a "gay couple."

  • Apr 07, 2015

    While visually stylish, the abrupt and fragmented storytelling makes it hard to follow the narrative. In the end of the day, it is pretty fascinating and engaging while being subtle at the same time.

    While visually stylish, the abrupt and fragmented storytelling makes it hard to follow the narrative. In the end of the day, it is pretty fascinating and engaging while being subtle at the same time.

  • Feb 02, 2015

    Original y descorazonado.

    Original y descorazonado.