This limited-release Chinese movie surpassed one million audience members on the third day after it opened (it opened on Friday, April 2. I think that’s highly impressive for a home-grown Taiwanese movie, and certainly one with a gay subject matter. I think that might have broken some records for attendance. It’s also pretty impressive for a movie by a 23-year-old director.
If you haven’t seen it, it’s like a modern day gay fairy tale–the boys are gorgeous, the plot is cute/funny, the audience loved it, and for the first time in my movie-watching experiences (here or abroad), a “gay” movie completely deals with the gay issue like a non-issue. Refreshing! I might have to see it again.
It’s probably not your cup of tea if you think all movies should have a deep plot, or if you have issues with cute gay movies. There are English subtitles for those who need them. I believe it is showing at Spring Cinema (Juese) in Hsimenting, and at the Living Mall.