MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,934 this week

Be with Me (2005)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,312 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 22 user | 31 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(inspiration), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 01 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Sep 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 4 months ago
 
Search for "Be with Me" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Be with Me (2005)

Be with Me (2005) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Be with Me.
11 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Dolls (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, and 20 more credits »
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier
The Reader (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry
Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz
Time (2006)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.

Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-Yeon Park, Jun-yeong Jang
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A man and a woman move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extramarital activities.

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu
Mee Pok Man (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A painfully shy noodle-shop owner and a prostitute have a chance encounter when destiny arrives in the form of a car accident.

Director: Eric Khoo
Stars: Joe Ng, Michelle Goh, Kay Tong Lim
Before Sunset (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
Shortbus (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Poh Lin Chan ...
Herself (segment "Meant To Be")
Chiew Sung Ching ...
Father (segment "Meant To Be")
Lawrence Yong ...
Son (segment "Meant To Be")
Leong Kooi Eng ...
Mother (segment "Meant To Be")
Elizabeth Choy ...
Herself (segment "Meant To Be")
Seet Keng Yew ...
Security Guard (segment "Finding Love")
Lynn Poh ...
Ann (segment "Finding Love")
Ng Sway Ah ...
Father (segment "Finding Love")
Poh Huat Lim ...
Brother (segment "Finding Love")
Sanwan Bin Rais ...
Security Supervisor (segment "Finding Love")
Toh Cheng Onn ...
Neighbor (segment "Finding Love")
Maximilan Wong ...
Neighbor's Son (segment "Finding Love")
Ezann Lee ...
Jackie (segment "So In Love")
Samantha Tan ...
Sam (segment "So In Love")
Jason Tan ...
Brian (segment "So In Love")
Edit

Storyline

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and blind lady of his own age. 2)Fatty, a security guard in his fifties, lives for two things : good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of flats. But, if it is easy to satisfy his first need winning the heart of the distant belle is a horse of another color. 3)Two teenage schoolgirls get to know each other on the Internet. Soon they fall in love. Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Be with Me  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

SGD 200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Received a five-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Noga Hilton hotel under the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes. See more »

Quotes

Theresa Poh Lin Chan: Be with me, my beloved love,
Theresa Poh Lin Chan: That my smile may not fade.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fokus på Film fra Sør (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good....
8 July 2006 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I had heard mixed things about "Be With Me"...The critics, with whom I never agree, loved the film....Several of my friends, whose opinions I value, called it "pretentious".

I usually HATE movies like "Be With Me"....I hate pretentious movies, I hate slow movies, and I REALLY HATE movies with very little dialogue....

Well, "Be With Me" is slightly pretentious, very slow and has very little dialogue. It's not perfect and for the first fifteen minutes I was wondering exactly where the director was going....But it all comes together, and it ends up being a very sad, very inspiring, very relateable movie! I'd never heard of Theresa Chan, an amazing Singaporean woman who after being becoming deaf and blind at age 14, managed to learn English, write a series of books, travel the world and do a lot of volunteer/charity work....and now star in a movie! Her story really makes you want to do something with your life. Obviously, it's hard to make an "exciting" movie about a woman who obviously has a great deal of trouble speaking, but her story was very interesting (and is mostly told in subtitles)....She's definitely a woman who puts the rest of us to shame.

As a side-note, I would like to note that in my home country, the USA, there is a sizable minority of immigrants who live there for twenty years, and still cannot speak any English. In the country where I now live (Thailand), the majority of foreign residents (including many Americans) do not make any effort to learn Thai. And yet this amazing deaf and blind woman (raised speaking only Cantonese) can learn to speak and write English, and write several books in the language!!!! People should be ashamed at their laziness! The other three stories in the movie are more "arty" but all of them are handled fairly well. As much as we probably don't want to admit it, the vast majority of humankind can probably relate to the three stories of more traditional loneliness in the film....After losing his wife, a man loses the will to live.....A girl is spurned by her new "crush" for no apparent reason....Even the slow, fat man with a heart of gold was sympathetic....

And as this IS a Southeast Asian movie, there's even a ghost!! Anyway, this was a flawed film (too many closeup shots of people eating...), but definitely a surprisingly good one. 7.5/10


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
is this safe to watch with your family? wewant001
brilliant movie.... RKaushik
Be with me DVD is out! brocolli15
Where do you buy the DVD? jessegodfroy
Films that blur between fact and fiction wesleyjones-1
Be With Me disqualified for Oscar nomination wewant001
Discuss Be with Me (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?