I have not made lengthy blogs of late, thanks to an ever erratic schedule with work. Well, that's the price I have to pay for being an accountant. And that being said, I just noticed that I failed to actually put something about the Thai movie "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" or also known as "A Little Thing Called Love" or "First Love".
This love story is something that really everyone could relate to. It surely touches one's heart. Have you ever remembered the time during school days when you have a crush and he/she seems so far away? I guess everytime a premise like this is presented into a film, people could actually relate that quick. The story focuses on P'Nam played by actress Pimchanok Lerwisetpibol whose transformation in the film from ugly duckling to gorgeous swan was that remarkable. Even when she did not have her makeover, it is evident that she is indeed a pretty girl. She has an undying crush to Chon played by cutie Mario Maurer who seems to have it all - looks, talent, good attitude, pleasing personality and all. What is shown in here is that love can grow and blossom into something spectacular. Once one feels it, then it should be nurtured. The difficulties presented in the film is generally the same issues youths face in everyday's life. Love, fame, popularity and acceptance.
What makes this film striking aside from the love angle is that it was presented in a very funny way. This is one of the more brilliantly directed comedies I have seen in a while. The comedic timings of both Mario and Pimchanok were both worthy of applause. The support cast also outdone themselves. The triumvirate friends of Nam were all perfectly witty and funny. I also liked the character of Top played by Acharanat Ariyaritwikol who had a great crush on Nam and eventually became her boyfriend at some point. He's a looker as well. But if we are gonna spell funny at its best, then it should be attributed to Teacher Inn who was perfectly portrayed by Sudarat Budtporm. She was just hilarious and convincing as the not so pretty teacher who has a great crush on one of the hottest professors on campus. Her antics makes me laugh by much.
Crazy Thing Called Love would have not been extra special if not for its wonderful musical score. It makes people really dive into the situation. You'll feel happy when they want you to and you'll shed a tear on scenes that you need to. Overall, this is a great movie. Maybe our Filipino directors, producers and writers could learn a thing or two on this Thai film. It does not need for a film to be overly casted and complicated. What usually works is a simple story base to start with a great script to go on.
This is definitely a 5 out 5 popcorns.