Front Cover (2016)

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FRONT COVER is about handsome, openly gay New York City fashion stylist Ryan (Jake Choi), who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing. Ryan is given an assignment to style Ning (James Chen), a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them, leading Ryan to examine his identity and consider an enticing new path for his life and career. A tender, funny look at clashing cultures and love, FRONT COVER is a delight for the urban fashionista in us all.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

The film's examination of the first-generation American experience feels fresh. The delivery, however, is hardly original.

Sep 29, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's a root-worthy picture with its share of warm, amusing moments, an attractive pair of leads and a vivid use of Big Apple locales.

Aug 11, 2016 | Full Review…

If there isn't much subtlety or surprise in Yeung's screenplay, his direction is graceful enough to make this a pleasant if unmemorable bittersweet love story.

Aug 5, 2016 | Full Review…
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Whatever nuance can be found in Front Cover, the story of an openly gay fashion stylist and a seemingly homophobic Chinese movie star, belongs chiefly to the performances of Jake Choi and James Chen.

Aug 5, 2016 | Full Review…

[A] sexy, ambitious comic drama.

Aug 5, 2016 | Full Review…

While the film adheres to the conventions of romantic melodramas, its fascinations from a cultural perspective remain strong throughout.

Aug 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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