Saturday, March 21, 2015

LGBT Movie Review: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Synopsis:

In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sisters engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life of a younger, single gay man. When Stephen teases Weichung for his newly straight-laced lifestyle, dormant emotions are awakened in Weichung, setting him off on a quest for true romance and desire. 
 
My Review:

This is not the every day romantic comedy. Yes, it's lighthearted and even pokes fun at the cliche of the unhappy gay man with a wife and a child who so desperately (and of course secretly) wants to come out again, but it's not slapstick, satire, and parody. I was very surprised at how down to earth and real this movie was on so many levels, such as how Stephen, a gay man, is married to a woman, a lesbian, and how open he is about their "role reversal" arrangement and separate sexual and romantic lifestyles that's still about love at the heart of it, at home. And Weichung's unhappiness in a loveless marriage, and how adorable he is when for the first time in a long time, he falls in love with another man who loves him as much in return. I believed every moment of it. And also the conflicts: though Weichung is gay, he still loves his wife, and doesn't want for their family to be broken, but does she love him too, and is their family worth having if it's living a lie? 

I won't give anything else away, but if you decide on giving this LGBT Mandarin (with English subtitles) foreign film a shot, you'll be charmed, delighted, and impressed. It's whimsical, heartwarmingly sweet, sometimes sad, but wonderful. Just when I thought how the movie would end, it just...surprised me, in a good way! This is now one of my new favorite LGBT features. 

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