Friendship (Thai Movie) – Review

Hey guys! I just finished watching a Thai movie entitled Friendship. I really wanted to watch this movie so I really made it a point to grab my own copy. I admit that I want to watch this movie because of Mario Maurer. But after watching the movie, I learned to appreciate the other characters of the movie as well. So here’s the storyline of the movie before I give you my review.

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Storyline:
Adult Singha (Jetrin Wattanasin) receives a call from Jack, a friend from school. Jack sets up a high school reunion where young Singha (Mario Maurer) meets with the rest of his buddies from back in the day, including Song (the owner of a grocery shop), Kanda (Song’s wife, a chubby lady who thinks she’s so fierce), Jud Duang (a famous actor), Pong (a DJ who loves to tell horror stories) and Jack (a cool, artistic tomboy who works a stylist for a top magazine) When the entire bunch meets again, it brings back a lot of fun memory. The conversation goes on until Singha starts talking about his first and only love, Mituna (Apinya Sakuljaroensuk), a new student who transferred during the last year. Singha’s memory about Mituna is weaved into a story once again. (credits to asianwiki)

Review:
I really didn’t pay much attention to the beginning of the film because I thought it was kind of boring. But when I got to the part wherein the old Singha started to reminisce, that’s the time wherein I became attentive. There are parts of the film that are funny, sad and you will really feel what the characters are feeling. I guess some of the artists portrayed their character well. It was really a sad ending seeing that Mituna died. Mituna, after being raped by 3 guys caught HIV and she only got to meet Singha again once. Such a tragic ending but such a good story. I recommend that you guys watch this movie with your friends. I rate this movie 8 points out of 10. 🙂

Nobody Knows-Movie Review

Can you imagine your own mother leaving you in charge of your little brothers and sisters in search for her own happiness? I think not.

We watched a movie in our Humanities class entitled Nobody Knows.  It was screened in the Cannes Film Festival last 2004 and the lead actor bagged the Best Actor Award.  The story revolves around Akira Fukushima and his siblings.

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Here is the storyline for you to be able to get a glimpse of the story.

Storyline:

In Tokyo, the reckless single mother Keiko moves to a small apartment with her twelve years old son Akira Fukushima and hidden in the luggage, his siblings Kyoko, Shigeru and Yuki. The children have different fathers and do not have schooling, but they have a happy life with their mother. When Keiko finds a new boyfriend, she leaves the children alone, giving some money to Akira and assigning him to take care of his siblings. When the money finishes, Akira manages to find means to survive with the youngsters without power supply, gas or water at home, and with the landlord asking for the rental.

Review:

The film is very simple. But because of its simplicity it becomes beautiful. The story is very dragging at the first half especially if you don’t like scenes that feels like it doesn’t makes sense at all. The film lacks exciting moments and action so it may turn the viewers away. But while watching the movie, I was absorbed by the performance of the children who really portrayed their roles well.

The film is at times sweet, funny, warm and at most times heartbreaking. The dialogue is simple yet meaningful. It was filmed in a documentary and realist style and it allows the viewers to see the things happening in the eyes of the children. It shows how courageous and innocent the children are and it shows their maturity despite of their age. It also shows how adults can be selfish and childish at times.

It’s a great film to watch. You can learn many things from it. For those people who don’t like slowly-paced films, I rather not recommend this movie.

For the movie nobody knows, I will give it eight scrunchies out of 10.