Happy Together Review
By Christopher Null on Tuesday 1st November 2005
Wong Kar Wai is up to his old tricks -- using various film stocks and camera speeds, using in-and-out-of-focus shots, mixing color and black-and-white -- only this time he's not enhancing the grittiness of his tale, he's hiding its defects. Happy Together is at first an interesting look at an extremely dysfunctional relationship between two Hong Kong men now living in Argentina (no idea what inspired that one...), but its histrionics eventually grow wearisome. The study of contrasting lives and lifestyles is hardly unique save for its inexplicably original setting. Terribly conceited and almost unbearably padded.
Aka Cheun gwong tsa sit.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 30th May 1997
Distributed by: Kino on Video
Production compaines: Vlaams Audiovisueel fonds, Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij (VTM)
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 7
Cast & Crew
Starring: Ben Van Ostade as Martin Daelemans, Clara Cleymans as Julie Daelemans, Chris Lomme as Lily, Kurt Rogiers as Willem, Viviane de Muynck as Irene Daelemans