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“Dear Ex” is a 2018 Taiwanese film directed by and , and starring , , and Chen Wen-pin. The movie has a runtime of 100 minutes and is rated R for some sexual content.

Synopsis:

“Dear Ex” tells the story of a teenage boy named Chengxi (), who is caught in the middle of a battle between his recently deceased father's ex-lover, Jay (), and his mother, Sanlian (), over the insurance money left behind. As Chengxi tries to navigate his parents' complicated past, he forms an unlikely bond with Jay, who becomes a mentor figure to him. Meanwhile, Sanlian struggles to come to terms with her own grief and resentment towards Jay.

Review:

“Dear Ex” is a moving and complex film that explores themes of love, loss, and family dynamics. The movie's strength lies in its nuanced and layered characters, particularly Jay and Sanlian, who are both flawed and sympathetic in their own ways. The film's cinematography is also striking, with bold colors and visually stunning shots that help to convey the emotional turmoil of the characters. The acting is uniformly strong, with standout performances by and . The movie's ending is bittersweet but ultimately satisfying, providing a sense of closure to the characters' journeys. Overall, “Dear Ex” is a heartfelt and resonant film that tackles difficult subjects with sensitivity and depth.

Awards:

“Dear Ex” has won several awards, including Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Taipei Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for Best Leading Actor and Best Original Screenplay at the 55th Golden Horse Awards, and won the award for Best Supporting Actor for Chen Wen-pin's performance as the family lawyer.

Directed by ,
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Written by Lu Shih-yuan
Produced by Lu Shih-yuan
Maggie Pan
Starring ,
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Cinematography Lin Chih-peng
Edited by Lei Cheng-ching
Music by Lee Ying-hung
Production
companies
Comic Communication Studio
Ocean Entertainment
Hervoice Concept
Dear Studio
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Medialink
Release date November 2, 2018
Running time 100 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

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