Drama • NR • 2000 • 2 hr 53 min
Easily my favorite film of all time. Edward Yangs depiction of life is normal yet soul crushing because we don’t want to relate to it.
So many beautiful moments in this film. Had me crying and I couldn’t give you an exact reason why
Words can’t describe how much I love this movie
The way this flows makes it a perfect morning movie. The last scene is unbelievably well written and is my favorite last scene ever.
It's a beautiful and touching movie about the stories of common people that could easily be you or me. Very relatable and moving.
It’s an hour shorter than A Brighter Summer Day, and somehow it doesn’t feel nearly as tight.
This is the best portrait of normal life I've seen in a movie. It even has the neighbor we all have that leads a completely insane life.
Absolute masterpiece. The characters and the intertwining of their drama is so rich in attention to detail that it’s impossible to look away
An amazing family drama that has it all, drama romance comedy, depression.
You emerge from this movie a better person than you entered. An intimate and delicate take on how beautiful the ordinary can be
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