My expectations were very high after reading a lot of positive reviews on The Martian, but after 30 minutes in the cinema every 'sol' spent on Mars made me want to go home. The way Watney survives on the red planet looked like a piece of cake, while I expected it to be a bit more challenging. There isn't any good dialogue unfortunately and all characters have zero background nor emotions (zero tears, anger or frustration, everyone just keeps smiling).…
At a very slow (and silent) pace it takes about an hour for Vive l'Amour to establish its three main characters in their environment. After that the film quickly becomes more interesting, when there's more interaction between Mei, Ah-Jung and Hsiao-ang in the second hour, which results in some very funny moments and scenes that show the true identity and feelings of the protagonists. A beautifully shot feature (those pans!) about alienation/isolation in the city of Taipei.