Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? is a sweet and hilarious Taiwanese comedy about gay desire and wacky family antics, with a surprisingly dramatic resolution.
Weinchung has been married to Feng for eight years now. He has a perfectly normal job as an optometrist, a lovely six-year-old son … and a secret. Before marrying Feng he used to be gay, but now he’s becoming attracted to men again. Meanwhile Feng, nagged on by her parents and co-workers, wants to have another child. As if that isn’t enough, Weinchung’s wild sister Mandy gets cold feet and abandons her fiancé San-San in a huge Costco-like department store.
All of the plotlines and misadventures —Feng’s frustrations, Weinchung’s infatuation with a handsome airline attendant, San-San enlisting the help of a flamboyantly bitchy wedding to help him get Mandy back— are played for laughs until the last act, when Feng actually catches Weinchung kissing a man. Then it gets serious.
Initially coming off as a perfectly lightweight comedy, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? has a surprisingly strong ending. Writer and director Arvin Chen makes a brave choice in giving us an unexpected ending.
Perhaps equally as surprising is discovering that eating noodles may be the Taiwanese equivalent of using ice-cream to drown one’s sorrows.
There are no further screenings scheduled.
(A version of this movie review first appeared on http://www.npdemers.net)
Nicolas Demers is a web developer and blogger living in Vancouver’s West End. In his spare time he enjoys science-fiction, photography, and is actively involved with the Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association.