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Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)

Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)

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When three rebellious students leave their hometown to pursue their lifelong dreams in the big city, their relationships start to face the pressures of real life as the 1980s Taiwanese sociopolitical reformation movement unfolds in the background. -- (C) China Lion

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The real heartbreak comes when writer and director Ya-Che Yang envisions them as compromised adults still clinging to their adolescent fears and desires.

October 27, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
indieWire
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The shift from social portrait to domestic soap opera practically negates the democratic message of the first section, but Yang's stylish filmmaking is impressive throughout.

August 9, 2012 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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While attempting to chart the evolving parameters of a romantic triangle over two decades of Taiwan's tumultuous societal upheavals, Yang fails to adequately explore either the personal or the political aspects of his drama.

August 6, 2012 | Full Review…
Variety
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In wanting to make a film that is both about sweeping societal change and small-scale personal relationships, Yang has missed on both counts.

August 3, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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"Girlfriend Boyfriend" starts as a comedy, but quickly turns into a soap opera with too many subplots.

August 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Though Mr. Yang paints a colorful portrait of a country grappling with new freedoms, his real triumph is a moving and complex love triangle that will configure and reconfigure into adulthood.

August 2, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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