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Dear Ex (2018)

Shei xian ai shang ta de (original title)
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A teenage boy and his mother are further driven apart when they find out that his father's life insurance policy is to be received by his lover.

Directors:

Chih-Yen Hsu (as Kidding Hsu), Mag Hsu

Writers:

Mag Hsu (screenplay), Shih-yuan Lu (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Chiu ... Jay
Ying-Hsuan Hsieh ... Liu Sanlian
Spark Chen ... Song Zhengyuan
Joseph Huang ... Song Chengxi
Fang Wan ... Consultant
Ai-Lun Kao ... Jay's Mother (as Alien Kao)
Cheng-Chun Liang ... Stage Manager Allen
Li-Yin Yang ... Sanlian's sister
Hsin-Ling Chung ... Radio Voice (voice)
Kaier Kaier ... Insurance Salesman
Ting-Chien Wu ... Director
Clover Kao ... Actress Lin Wenru
Zhe Ahn ... Actor Ahn Zhe
87gongzhu 87gongzhu ... Stage Actress (17 years ago)
Yun-Hsuan Chen Yun-Hsuan Chen ... Stage Actress (17 years ago)
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Storyline

When Sanlian's ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay. Outraged, Sanlian decides that she and her son will confront Jay, but Jay proves equal to her scheme. However, when her son unexpectedly moves in with Jay, she is forced to reassess her relationship with them both.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Bali Song
Music, Lyrics, Produced & Performed by Ying-Hung Lee
Arranged by Ying-Hung Lee & Kuo-Hung Tseng
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Refreshing, funny and emotional
8 February 2019 | by eatkuihSee all my reviews

Superb acting, especially by the female lead. Her portrayal of emotions and tone are done excellently, while other two leading actors were performing well too. The plot and editing are slightly slow-paced but very intriguing.

Unlike some other recent taiwanese films which tend to be cringey in their dialogues or acting, Dear Ex is rather an enjoyable movie with some zest. The jokes are funny! It's refreshing to watch as it showcases another perspective of a gay's life. If queer films aren't your cup of tea, fret not as the film focused more on how one's life/family is affected by one's bisexuality and doesn't really try to promote LGBT or anything.

As an asian I can said that many moments in the film were very relatable. This is actually my first time reviewing on IMDb. Highly recommend this film!


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (Taiwan) See more »

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