Formula 17 (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Formula 17
Neophyte director DJ Chen's formulaic film leaves little doubt.
The only real surprise about this cheerful gay romance is that such a silly movie was such a smash hit in its native Taiwan.
A silly-sweet, gay romantic comedy aimed primarily at teenage and college-age audiences.
Mark my words: There is no way an innocent like Tien and a Meat Loaf-style heartthrob like Bai could ever make a love thing happen.
Audience Reviews for Formula 17
A revenge romantic comedy about life and love for a gay teen in Taiwan. Can't believe this crap was a box office hit.
While as a whole the movie is a bit dull, it certainly had several moments that caught my attention, including several hilariously directed montages. I found it strange that in the entire movie I didn't notice a single female character, except for a couple of extras in the background.
A 2004 Taiwanese film which was directed by Chen Yin-jung (’Â‰f—u). It stars Tony Yang (—k—C”J), Duncan (ŽüŒQ’B), King Chin (‹à‹Î), Dada Ji (‹G�G‘S), Jimmy Yang (—k�r–¾), and Jason Chang (’£‘åûã). Poor atempt to make some kind of a gay romantic comedy about Chou T'ien-Tsai, a romantic Taiwanese male who takes a trip to visit an online boyfriend in person for the first time. This film was banned in Singapore because it "portrayed homosexuality as normal, and a natural progression of society" and it bothered me that no female was in any of the roles, like that's normal! I'll have to say that this sad work is deffinitely not art work - it's just a movie to make gay community feel better for the things they are doing. Some kind of Gay propaganda that being with a man is fun for young guys... I'll stick to the old values, and in this case agree with the Singaporean government!
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