Formula 17 (2004)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 26, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan  |  
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A young man learns some lessons about life and love the hard way in this frothy gay-themed romantic comedy-drama from Taiwan. Tien (Tony Tang) is a gay teenager who decides to leave the small town where he grew up and strike out for the bright lights of Taipei. As it happens, several of Tien's old friends have already made the trip, including Yu (King Chin), who tends bar at a gay club; gym rat Alan (Jimmy Yang); and aggressively style-conscious CC (Dada Ji). Tien's old friends are eager to show him the town when he arrives in Taipei, but when he sets his gaze on handsome Bai (Duncan), they all warn him away, telling him Bai is a notorious player who is sure to leave him with a broken heart. However, the fates keep bringing Tien and Bai together, and in time they end up spending the night. True to form, Bai abandons Tien the next day, and soon Tien's pals begin hatching a scheme to get Bai back in Tien's arms for the sake of his happiness.

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big-city, break-up [romantic], club [place], homosexual, playboy, quest, summer-job