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      In the Mood for Love

      PG Now Playing 1h 37m Romance Drama List
      92% Tomatometer 187 Reviews 94% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings In 1962, journalist Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and his wife move into a Hong Kong apartment, but Chow's spouse is often away on business. Before long, the lonely Chow makes the acquaintance of the alluring Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk), whose own significant other also seems preoccupied with work. As the two friends realize their respective partners are cheating on them, they begin to fall for one another; however, neither wants to stoop to the level of the unfaithful spouses. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      An exquisitely shot showcase for Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung that marks a somber evolution of Wong Kar-wai's chic style, In the Mood for Love is a tantric tease that's liable to break your heart.

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      Elvis Mitchell New York Times In the Mood for Love is probably the most breathtakingly gorgeous film of the year, dizzy with a nose-against-the-glass romantic spirit that has been missing from the cinema forever. Jul 17, 2023 Full Review Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal In the Mood for Love excites us with words not spoken, passions not played out. A mood story more than a love story, it's all about sustaining a state of exquisite melancholy in the face of desire. Jul 15, 2023 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian If it is possible to find the erotic register of despair, or the romantic dimension of ennui, then Wong Kar-wai certainly achieves it in his new film. Rated: 5/5 Jul 15, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Maggie and Tony live in illusion, painfully prolonged out of fear of dying from disappointment. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 17, 2023 Full Review Sarah Kerr Vogue In the Mood's exquisite refinement adds a new hue to Wong's rainbow while doing no harm to his reputation as the reigning king of pure, unfiltered cinematic cool. Jul 15, 2023 Full Review Gary Chun Honolulu Star-Advertiser Wong Kar-wai's graceful cinematic poem is one that should be savored. Rated: 4/4 Jul 15, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Hargie M a masterpiece of cinematic poetry that speaks to the very essence of what it means to love and be loved. It's a testament to the power of storytelling to evoke emotions that defy rational explanation, leaving an indelible imprint on the tapestry of my soul. And as I bask in its luminous glow, I am reminded once again of the enduring power of love to transcend the constraints of time and space, forever etching its mark upon the fabric of existence. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/05/24 Full Review Christopher H Restraint and resistance have never been captured so beautifully on film. The stolen glances and slight brushes of hand - what isn't said speaks the loudest. Gut-wrenching at a time when 1960s social mores forced an ideal that silence is golden. Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung and Wong Kar-wai - a definitive triumvirate, shine as seen through the lens of Christopher Doyle's masterful cinematography. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/01/24 Full Review Herbert T Beautiful movie, every second and frame of it is a piece of art, amazing characters and dynamic, a complete must watch, please just watch it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review matthieu r A masterwork. A melancholic movie full of unspoken words. Closed space creates more intimacy with the characters and keeps the focus on the relationship while keeping enough space to think. The aesthetic of the movie is great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/18/24 Full Review Rich S It's a magnificent ballet of movement through time and space. But no amount of style, fashion and robust color can hide the pain of two jilted spouses. This is Wong Kar-Wai's commentary of marriage and being trapped in it by your cultural traditions and religious beliefs. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review Anna K I love Wong Kar Wai's art, so I watched this film having very high expectations. Unfortunately for me, I didn't understand the plot during watching, so I had to read about it afterwards, then everything made sense X) but it's a very beautiful movie with unique cinematography. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In 1962, journalist Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and his wife move into a Hong Kong apartment, but Chow's spouse is often away on business. Before long, the lonely Chow makes the acquaintance of the alluring Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk), whose own significant other also seems preoccupied with work. As the two friends realize their respective partners are cheating on them, they begin to fall for one another; however, neither wants to stoop to the level of the unfaithful spouses.
      Director
      Kar-Wai Wong
      Producer
      William Chang
      Screenwriter
      Kar-Wai Wong
      Distributor
      USA Films
      Production Co
      Block 2 Pictures, Paradis Film, Jet Tone Productions
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 9, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 15, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.7M
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.66:1)
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