• Released
  • January 12, 2001
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
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Critic Ratings

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88

Boston Globe

A subtly comic, ultimately moving film about modern adult relationships.
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86

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A superb, wise, and witty Taiwanese film about being single and what to do about it.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Director Chen Kuo-fu adds a refreshingly wry humor to this view and then deftly throws in some wrenching moments and an ultimately...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Both witty and poignant.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Although rife with comic possibilities, The Personals develops into a somber tale of personal identity.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Liu is dazzling as the heroine, and the movie as a whole strikes a lovely balance between comedy and compassion.
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70

Film.com

By Henry Cabot Beck
By no means any kind of masterpiece, but viewed as one might any number of American or European independents of similar theme and nature,...
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70

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
The repetitious structure begins to grow wearing about two-thirds through, but the conclusion has an emotional wallop that justifies the...
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70

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
It's an anti- romantic comedy that resolves on a minor chord of grief.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Each scene is beautifully written and exquisitely shot, and the sum total is an unusually perceptive picture of urban loneliness.
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For adult humor, adult situations