Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jan 14, 2014
    70
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Apr 26, 2013
    70
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Apr 26, 2013
    70
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jan 16, 2014
    60
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jan 16, 2014
    50
    Chen's excessive propriety veers treacherously close to barely disguised repulsion.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Apr 26, 2013
    38
    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.

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