"It’s probably safe to say that this is one of the most honest shorts I’ve done. Not only am I indirectly admitting that I’ve been drunk enough to have these thoughts, I’m also bringing you into those thoughts, the ones that you, when you are drunk, keep to yourself, or within your car, or within your texts. But I don’t mind, because I don’t think it’s really a secret. I think everyone at some point in their drinking life has or will go through these emotions regarding an lost love, an ex, or someone they’re head over heels with. So while being very exposing, it’s also very intimate. I’m not saying that I went through each of these 3 stories literally (I’ve never cheated), but the ingredients are things we are all familiar with."-Philiip Wang
Honestly, for me, this is the best from phil, so far. I’ve always favored Wes’ works instead of his. Not because it’s not as good or anything. It’s just a matter of preferences. Unlike me, I have lots of friends who never understand any of Wes’ works. It’s just that I find Wes’ shorts always have this fairytale feeling behind it and there’s always different metaphors (through script) and double meanings that you can get, depending on your point of view. While Phil’s works are usually more direct and closer to reality.
But this one was different, maybe because it involves drinking, which often exposes the a different side of’ you and is unfortunately, often the ‘true’ you. Maybe I just don’t like to be reminded of reality, but Wongfu pro definitely never fails to make my day.