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Cradling his lucky condom, naive country boy Tien goes to Taipei to meet an internet friend. Being a romantic and believing only in true love, he is sorely disappointed when his internet friend, Kevin, suggests they have sex with no love. Tien instead goes to a bar and runs into his ex-classmate Yu, unwilling to part with his virginity outside the context of a passionate love affair. At the club, he encounters the 'Number One Playboy': Bai Tieh Nan, who is famous for one night stands. Despite professing his dislike for men who play with love, Tien can't help being drawn to Bai. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português
  • Français
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2004
  • Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 1,056 users)
  • Ranked: #4345
  • Popularity: #3156
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Formula 17 (2004) photo
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7 people found this review helpful
Mar 29, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Wuah~ just finish this and so much feels of happiness are floating through me right now. This is so adorable cute not in ur girly man kind of way which there are a ton in this movie but are so hilariously put really makes this movie interesting and grabs you all the way through. He has some amazing friends. The main Male lead is a Virgin, trying to find "The One' and he believes he has found it in the main, Male Lead "the playboy". the story is quite unique in that it takes a slight twist on the playboys story that he cant fall in love do to something that i will not say, which it adds hype to the movie so i wont say anything besides the obvious that was mention in the beginning of the film. The story in its self can be seen as average but the acting is well put. Gives u a very fluffy and sweet feeling all the way through. Its a nice film that gives a brighter out look on Gay relationships instead of ur common dark gay films.

BOTH leads are very handsome they have Killer smiles and lips. the innocent man that has never tasted love will taste it for the first time . this film is a must see u will leave with a satisfied ending and along the way laugh from the good comedy it has.

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Odessa Jones
2 people found this review helpful
Mar 3, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
A light, fluffy gay rom com from Taiwan. Gay romantic comedies are so few and far between that it's worth putting up with the low budget here, just to get a different perspective on romance.

The editing isn't great, so the narrative wanders a bit. We don't spend as much time with the central couple as I would have liked. But the characters are likeable and don't fall into any BL cliches. In fact, although this is an Asian story about men falling in love with men, it isn't "boys' love." It's a story by gay men about their lives, or at least the fluffy, funny parts of their lives. It has a happy ending that makes sense emotionally. And a few scenes are so funny that they make the whole movie worthwhile (the scene where our hero gets his crush's business card is rom com gold).

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  • Movie: Formula 17
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2004
  • Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 1,056 users)
  • Ranked: #4345
  • Popularity: #3156
  • Watchers: 2,130

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