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An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side. A walk and talk romance set in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, the film asks the question - what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?
Indeed, even at their most digressive, the freewheeling conversations in the "Before" trilogy were always imbued with deeper tensions, of innocence vs. experience, desire vs. memory, the heart vs. the head. "It's Already Tomorrow" has a clearer narrative arc than any of those three films, yet the stakes feel comparatively featherweight. On the whole, these characters just seem like average people on an unusual date, and the film's hurried attempts to introduce real complications for them come across as a bit unearned.
Ting nonetheless has a great feel for Hong Kong. Shooting almost entirely outdoors at night, she and d.p. Josh Silfen capture the city's washes of neon in crisp, warmly saturated tones, and she manages to keep the vibe intimate even when Ruby and Josh are trudging through gargantuan crowds. A two-minute Steadicam shot along the water and some deceptively simple staging on a jittery city bus both demonstrate sharp filmmaking instincts, and as long as the director's next project gives her more interesting characters with more interesting things to say, her skills could be put to great use.
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