‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’, reviewed by Marshall Fine


Arvin Chen’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” examines several different kinds of love in a gentle, engaging tale of two couples, each struggling at a crucial point in their relationship.

Set in Taiwan, the film begins with Mandy (Kimi Hsia), who is about to marry San-San (Stone), a likable but nebbishy guy, when she realizes that there is no romance in their connection. She calls off the wedding and huddles in her apartment, eating and watching a soap opera (whose star sits next to her, in her imagination, sympathizing with her life)

Mandy’s brother, Weichung (Richie Jen), works in an apparently successful optician’s shop. One day, his boss takes him aside, announces that he’s had his fill of eyeglasses, and is retiring, turning the reins of the store over to Weichung. That’s good news, because Weichung is married to Feng (Mavis Fan), has a child to support and a mortgage. His wife works as well but is perpetually late, because she’s taking their unruly child to school.

Weichung’s world is shaken when a good-looking male flight attendant comes in to get his glasses straightened – and openly flirts with Weichung. We quickly learn that Weichung had been gay in college – but had “decided” to go straight and marry Feng.

This review continues on my website.

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