A Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Thai Film)
I want to take a look back at what happened to my life in late January of the fresh year of 2011.
This was the day I first laid eyes on the film’s trailer. (see the movie trailer below) I must admit, the trailer was very inviting. It was obviously successful in attracting viewers and movie-seekers to finally watch the full movie. It also was very transparent that the film will be a romantic comedy. Another transparency is the target audience, which is mostly the youth.
Up until this day, I have not loved a particular romantic film. Never. Ever. Nope. Nothing. Not a single movie I can name. I have my own list of favorite movies, but none of which are romantic flicks. I find the storyline and plot very repetitive and I find no fun watching them. But it was only up until this day, as I have found the first and currently the only romantic film that made my favorites list.
I went through and watched the two-hour film, and just that, I was in love. I will explain later why this oh-so-ordinary story took me by surprise made me love her. And by her, I mean the film. (just to clear things out.)
The movie was starred mainly by Fern Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul or more popularly known as Bai Fernwho played the female lead role Nam and Mario Maurer who played the male lead role Shone.The acting dimension from this film was great. Mario Maurer was able to give justice to the role he is portraying. He was in character from start to end. Bai Fern did a superb characterization of her role. From the ugly, bug-face M.1 student Nam, to the almost-miraculous transformation to an M.4 student, Fern was able to portray all that generously and believably. She also gave an outstanding acting performance in different scenes specially at the later part of the film wherein the tension has risen up to the brim. She was able to share with the viewer the pain she was experiencing. The recent TV Pool Awards gave proof to my latter statements as both Mario and Fern received an award as Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. The movie also garnered the Best Movie of the Year Award, which will give proof to the things will be saying next.
So why was I again in love with this film, given that the plot is very generic. Yes, I would say that the GENERAL plot is very common, but the the movie was given justice by the various twists and the way the movie was presented. The aestheticness and authenticity of the presentation was overwhelming.
The movie was presented aunthentically. A Crazy Little Thing Called Love was rooted from the very basics of everyday life, which most romantic films failed to do. Other films would tend to go into surrealism and present love in a way that is overly lifted from the reality. The movie presented various teenage behavior in a loving encounter which other films would tend to scratch and delete, believing it irrelevant. Also, the movie did not hesitate to wait long gaps in filming just to produce a believable time frame between the growth of the characters.
One more note is about the movie’s aesthetic presentation. A Crazy Little Called Love was produced in very light manner. The tension was kept extremely bouyant in the first few parts of the film. The scenes were free-flowing and was superbly directed. The airy tension went on and through several parts and when the heartbreaking scene came, they dropped the bomb and were successful in producing the most heartfelt moment in the face of Asian movies, at least for me. Again, the acting was very believable.
So yeah. I definitely loved this film. A hundred million percent loved it. I perceive only two thing that will arise from my above statements: (1) if you haven’t watched the film, you will definitely love it once you’ve watched it, and (2) if you have watched it, you will most certainly agree with what I have been saying.
Love. Love. Love. A Crazy Little Thing Called Love is definite winner of Best Movie of all time. (again, at least for me) Happy watching!