擺渡人 (See You Tomorrow) (Blu-ray release 2017-3-22) is a romantic comedy adapted from a novel, directed by the author of the novel, and produced by Wong Kar Wai. It consists of several distinct subplots based on different stories in the novel, joined together via a bar – the bar owner’s job is to help people get over difficulties and reach the next stage in their lives.
In many ways this is very different from typical Wong Kar Wai movies. It is colorful, mostly happy, comedic, and exaggerated. Yet it is obvious the dialogue has been given much thought, in line with other Wong Kar Wai movies. However, this combination was not well received. People in mainland China was unable to appreciate it – near half of the viewers rated it 1 star and considered it to be trash. It got so bad that Wong Kar Wai defended it.
My view is that it has good stories, has unique characters, is entertaining and comedic. This is one of the most interesting romantic comedy featuring Hong Kong actors in recent years.