Be With Me

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Produced by the gifted Marin Karmitz's MK2 Productions, Eric Khoo's omnibus film Be With Me encompasses three separate tales. All are concerned with the themes of love and fate, each centered around a character who yearns to be with another, beloved individual. In the first segment, "Meant to Be," an elderly shopkeeper suffers from the pangs of loneliness until an encounter with the blind and deaf Theresa Chan (via her autobiography) changes his life; the 61-year-old Chan portrays herself in the segment and shares her story with the audience. The second, "So in Love," chronicles the experiences of two teenage lesbians whose lives are about to change irrevocably. In the third, "Finding Love," a middle-aged security guard (Seet Keng-Yew) divides his affections between food and an infatuation with a professional woman who works in his building. He feels too intimidated to approach the girl formally, but ultimately decides to make himself known with a letter. Be With Me co-stars Ezann Lee, Lynn Poh, Chiew Sung-Ching, and Samantha Tan.


Theresa Chan
as Herself
Ezann Lee
as Jackie
Chiew Sung Ching
as Shopkeeper
Seet Keng Yew
as Security Guard
Ng Sway Ah
as Father
Lim Poh Huat
as Brother
Sanwan Bin Rais
as Security Supervisor
Toh Cheng Onn
as Neighbour
Maximillian Wong
as Neighbour's Son
Jason Tan
as Brian
Lim Poey Huang
as Jackie's Mother
John Cheong
as Sam's Ftaher
Sherry Lim
as Sam's Mother
Shaun Koh
as Sam's Brother
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  • A Singaporean drama that requires patience but ultimately rewards it.

    Oct 31, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This elliptical, poetic movie is filled with yearning, humor, and warmth.

    Oct 4, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Viewers' patience will be rewarded as the stories come together in a moving fashion.

    Sep 29, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • Although four stories are folded together in Eric Khoos elliptical film, it's the true story of a deaf and blind Singaporean woman that gives the movie its backbone.

    Sep 28, 2006 | Rating: 4/5
  • Sometimes clumsy and dry, always sympathetic, and wryly interested in the impact food has on social intercourse, Be With Me is eventually affecting once its elliptical shape becomes clear.

    Sep 26, 2006
  • Pic's awkward combo of true life and fiction doesn't really work in a dramatically cohesive way, despite incidental pleasures and character vignettes.

    Apr 6, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Be With Me

  • Nov 29, 2011
    Beautiful! I missed so much using that word accordingly. "Cinema is a visual art", this Singapore masterpiece by Eric Khoo screams at us suddenly with brief moments of the harshness of life, which can never be denied. You may argue with either the narrative structure (true, it exists since silent features) and with the topic that makes circulate every story in order to interact with an endlessly inter-connected world: love. Now I say to you: Bring me a better sample of the same decade with the same focus handled with such subtlety, inspiration and honesty, and I'll gladly discuss openly. 97/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2010
    One man dares not meet a woman he's messaged online, a girl sends desperate texts to her ex-lover, an older deaf and mute woman only hears through touch. A beautiiful triplet of stories about love, love looked for, love lost, and love maybe found, communicated every which way apart from. speech, and more resonant than a million pat celluloid romances.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2010
    A heart-stopping rendition to love - simple, precise, priceless.
    Rhady N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2009
    A very slow paced, quiet little film from Singapore that interweaves three separate stories together into a coherent whole. When I say quiet, I mean that literally. The dialog is sparse, with the bulk of the interaction occuring without anything spoken. The themes are loneliness, unrequited love, and secret longings. The characters are well drawn and one never loses the sense of the film in spite of the austere nature of its unfolding. The emotions play out with genuine heart and one feels empathy for each of the characters. The film suffers however, from a lack of any real focus. It appears to be a vehicle for introducing us to a real, flesh and blood woman of outstanding courage and accomplishment, and did so in a most oblique way. This viewer felt that the material would have been more direct if the biographical information had been left out, or had been developed as a separate documentary. As presented, it did little to inform the central themes and one felt like there wasn't enough story for the film to stand on its own. It was almost as if the biography was inserted to stretch the film to something closer to feature length. Watch it for a view of life in this tiny asian nation, and for the message it conveys even in spite of its flaws. Just don't expect heart stopping action or witty dialog. It's not there.
    Mark A Super Reviewer

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