Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

6.41 h 18 min2016UHDPG-13
Americans Ruby and Josh spent an unforgettable evening together a year ago in China, but nothing came of it. Now, the pair will get a second chance at love in the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night.
Emily Ting
Bryan GreenbergJamie ChungRichard Ng
English [CC]
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Sophia ShekEmily Ting
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3.8 out of 5 stars

207 global ratings

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  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 18% of reviews have 1 stars
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Madison SummerReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
A movie that attempts to make emotional cheating trendy
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Awful. Even with Hong Kong as a back drop.

A lesson people should learn is not put your relationship on screen. Because when it’s dry and boring. People will wonder how your marriage is in real life.

Two good looking people who lack personality or chemistry to carry a movie. Comes to show you do need talent for acting and not just looks.

Spoiler alert. Abrupt ending with no resolution. I want my one hour and 18 minutes back

Painful exercise in emotional cheating. Disappointing hipster movie that attempts to blur the lines in relationships.

These adults in their 30s don’t have enough sense to admit that they are cheating on their significant others.

Selfish people should not be in relationships. If you’re unhappy, leave and quit blaming your significant other and looking to cheat and scape goat in other people.

Here’s a very easy golden rule to use in life. If you wouldn’t be happy your partner is doing what you’re doing. DONT DO IT TO THEM.

Empathy goes a long way in this world where people don’t know right from wrong anymore!

This movie was not cute, trendy, or romantic

It was horrible!!
31 people found this helpful
BobCReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect ending, lots of sass along the way.
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This movie has so many things to enjoy. An unbeatable location, a fantastic script, and two delightful lead actors.

Personally, for me it's all about the dialog. There's nothing I like more than a kinda-flirty exchange of zingers that promises nothing more than an interesting conversation. You can really feel these characters behind their witty words, being open yet using word fencing as a guard.

But when you place this dialog in two nights in Hong Kong I'm swept away, lost in my own memories of that magnificent and diverse metropolis, awkwardly reminded of when my few words of Mandarin meant little in that Cantonese city. And wonderfully reminded of the fascinating, and generally amazing people I met there. Somehow, this movie captured what I love most about Hong Kong. In particular, the table-sharing scene told me just how much the director cared about sharing what's so very real and true about this city.

Then there's the ending. Which, by the way, is beyond perfection. It's audacious and creative at the same time. Yet I can't imagine a better finish for this particular movie. Any reviews not praising this ending are simply wrong. For the last quarter of the movie I was afraid the end would fall into some familiar trope. It doesn't, and it does what so few movies manage to do: It leaves you free to imagine for yourself what comes next.

There's a subtext to this movie I must mention: Sometimes it takes a stranger to tell you what's most true about yourself. The moment that happens, you stop being strangers. Yet it's just an evening. Such encounters are so easy to brush away as a random happenings. Even so, that doesn't erase them. I think that's the impression this movie marks in me most.
19 people found this helpful
David and Yuen MeiReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly Enjoyable.
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This movie is essentially a very long walk in the city that takes advantage of the scenery as the characters slowly develop feelings for each other. Throughout most of the movie they are either walking somewhere or sitting somewhere where they have an interesting view of the city. In short, it feels something like a cinematic postcard of Hong Kong. Speaking only only the deep use of a city in the story, it kind of reminds me of Lost in Translation's use of Japan in the story-line. The plot is very different, but there is absolutely something familiar there...... I have been to Hong Kong many times and this movie made me want to visit again. Soon. The story of 2 people who are already committed to somebody else, but after a chance encounter falling for each other certainly isn't new. However, it was a very surprising thumbs up overall.

For those who didn't think the ending was clear enough, I think there were enough clues to deduce what happened. Consider the subject of the conversation taking place, listen to the last thing the cab driver says, and examine their body language as the movie ends. The look he gives her coupled with Ruby's facial expression just before the end was the clincher to know what they decided to do. One more stop!

June 2017 Update: **Spoiler Alert!!** The comments about the ending on negative reviews are surprising. Although it isn't presented on a platter directly in front of your face for one to understand it is still quite easy to see how it ends. Moments before it ends look at his pleading stare in the cab during the final scene. He is begging her to say yes. Look at her "I can't believe what I am about to do" amazed expression on her face. The cab driver's last line in Cantonese asking if there is "one more stop?"...... It is a metaphor for their life. One more stop on the relationship ride before settling down. It really isn't equivalent to decryption of Egyptian hieroglyphics to understand how it ends. It is a bit more subtle than the obvious, but it isn't that hard to see. The HD cinematography of Hong Kong and the banter as 2 people fall for each other is worth the price to see this movie. Somehow the movie manages to convey young adult love without crossing over into overt sex. It really is a very good movie. Anybody who enjoys travel and chance emotional connections would enjoy this movie. Did I mention the cinematography? This is a post card to Hong Kong. After watching this, many of you will be booking travel for a new suit in Kowloon, a foodie adventure or drinks in Lan Kwai Fong........ Take life by the horns and live it! =-)
22 people found this helpful
MReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful postcard to Hong Kong
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This is a beautiful film capturing the glory of Hong Kong and the feeling of budding romance from chance encounters. I don't think it necessary to analyze and dissect the film as other reviewers because in the end, the point is that viewers are left on a cliffhanger. While Josh appears a bit more resolute in seeing where the road takes him with Ruby, hence his longing look in the final scene, there is no guarantee on what happens given Ruby's hesitance. The movie is a perfect movie to watch on a relaxed day and in the end will leave you ready to book a trip to Hong Kong to partake in your own adventure (in search of or with/without your own Josh/Ruby).
8 people found this helpful
KayzReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
So. Now what?!
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Big disappointment of a film. Who makes a movie with an abrupt unresolved ending like this?! It's going along perfectly fine, simply flirtatious banter between two strangers who are obviously beginning to find themselves attracted to each other. No sex scenes. They don't ever hold hands or even kiss. And then boom. It ends. I actually thought the movie glitched and became defective. Nope. Just ends. Black screen. Wow. Wasted 1 hour 18 minutes of my life here. Scenery of Hong Kong is beautiful (which is the ONLY reason I'm giving it 2 stars).
5 people found this helpful
MitchellReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Are there second chances? What would you do if you could have a do over?
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(spoilers ahead)

A couple meet by chance. They (are in real life married) try to play off as strangers but the wackiness in chemistry is evident (for the first encounter, much better in the second).
The night is almost dreamy. But they part ways.

What would you do if you had a do over? if you have regrets?
There is a part of you who is content with your current situation. But this new person is such a good fit, you cannot dismiss it outright.

Would you leave your bf/gf/fiancée? Is this just a "grass in green on the other side" that will go away?

Both of them know what to do. The story telling leaves clues all around.
"on and off dating for years"?
"her parents don't know about me after 2 years"?

The message is subtle. But the point is clear. They are not happy, nor will they be happy with their current significant-other.

The question is will the be bold and take charge of their fate? Or instead will they let the current of life carry them like a zombies?

What would you do?

Some say "it's promoting emotional cheating... we don't know what happens in the end"
They did emotionally cheat. And you already know what happened.
Josh left his job after somebody told him that he should pursue what he loves. That should tell you how the story ends.

I think I know what they did and what they should. (btw, this doesn't apply if you are married. You made a promise. You keep it.)
One person found this helpful
Sendero CaribeReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Two Shallow Yuppies Contemplate A Relationship
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By the end, I could care less what they decide. Every moment until that point is tortured as two shallow yuppies converse about the superficial and shallow. Very little humor and very little humanity.

View Before Sunrise to get the taste of this one out of your mouth. Rinse and repeat with Before Sunset.
5 people found this helpful
JodiReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
It's not serendipity
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This movie is, essential, a very long dialogue between two people highly invested in emotionally cheating on their significant others. It's just these 2 for the entire movie - there are no secondary characters at all to add extra plot, intrigue, or important monologue.
If you like watching all the cringy moments of 2 people clumsily flirting, then totally watch this movie. I found it boring, dragging at multiple points, and essentially dull over-all. I expected something closer to serendipity - but without the fantastic dialogue, witty punchlines, and fantastic acting.
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