I finally watched Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the Mood for Love.” While I’m not usually a fan of melodramatic HK cinema, this film was so beautifully executed and performed (by Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung, two of the most stunning actors) that it’s set apart from the rest. The artfully shot drama follows the relationship between a man and a woman who realize their spouses are unfaithful. While they grow close, they vow never to be as adulterine as their other halves. It’s a film that examines what love can mean, whether you get it or not. Whether it’s happy or not.
Some movies you wish you couldn’t relate to. Even if they’re great, you’d rather they not touch a nerve or spark some flame inside. Better you’d smiled at the credits, clapped if you really loved it… turned off the TV and went to bed.
And that would be the end of it.