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  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This lighthearted tale of repressed sexuality and marital woes seems to have a different kind of agenda, even if it often fits the mode of your typical mainstream rom-com. show more

  • 38
    Chris Cabin Slant Magazine

    Arvin Chen's Taiwan is dominated by eccentricity in tone and atmosphere, but in a very careful, pronounced way, as to never really run the danger of being truly strange. show more

  • 70
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    The ending has a surfeit of sugar, but writer-director Arvin Chen's story jaunts along, a cheery rom-com tinged with dream visions and a somewhat daring conceit. show more

  • 70
    Maggie Lee Variety

    Although the pacing is more laidback than in “Au revoir Taipei,” the humor more rooted in believable (if bizarre) real-life situations than in slapstick shenanigans, the comic timing remains spot-on and the jokes fetchingly offbeat in an utterly Taiwanese way. show more

  • 60
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Dutifully hitting its marks up to a point, this story of a married man struggling to stay closeted proves to have a maturity that eludes more overtly ambitious dramas on the subject. show more

  • 50
    Inkoo Kang Los Angeles Times

    Chen's excessive propriety veers treacherously close to barely disguised repulsion. show more

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