BAD GENIUS (Thai – Movie 2017)

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Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) is a scholarship kid and as smart as they come, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune from making some dumb decisions. When her best friend, Grace (Eisaya Hosuwan), asks for some help on an exam the dishonest act of kindness catches the eye of other students in need. Soon Lynn is cheating for an increasing number of wealthy classmates — in exchange for some substantial cash payments — and she justifies it as a way of helping her working-class dad. Their schemes grow in complexity and culpability leading up to an exam with international ramifications.

I am very impressed with this movie. You might think it’ just a typical teenager movie, but no, surprisingly, it stands out with its own intense plot,  brilliant production, and impressive execution.

The cheating schemes were so convincing that you could imagine yourself doing it. The young cast’s performances are resounding enough for you to get thrilled and engage. Yah, it is cheating, but classy.

Overall, Bad genius is one of the most intelligent movies of the year.  It has the balanced between entertaining and educational purposes. It is quite realistic in a sense that all of us became a student who struggled a lot to survive during our school days. Undeniably, we made mistakes, we cheated, we became lazy to study or greedy to have high grades, despite, the importance is what we have learned and how much we have done it right.

Verdict: 10/10

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The cheating team

Lynn:  If you don’t cheat, life will cheat on you.

Pat: We get to choose the university, the university doesn’t get to choose us!

Bank: Even when we study as well as each other, it doesn’t mean we act in the same way.

Grace: If I had a brain half your size, I wouldn’t have done something as stupid as this!

THE TEACHER’S DIARY (Thai Movie-2014)

Teacher'sDiaryPosterThe Teacher’s Diary was a pleasant surprise. I never thought it would be heartwarming, sweet and funny.

All the characters have connected which makes the plot simple but original and one of a kind.  This movie shows passion and a better understanding of someone’s purpose against comfortability.

The purity of the film is what I really liked. The children made this movie more meaningful and the love between our protagonist is just like a magic; beautiful.

This is a Thai movie, and one of the best.

Verdict: 10/10

 

“Is it possible to love someone you’ve never met before?”

 

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BACK TO THE 90’s (Thai-Movie 2015)

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A teenage boy from the year 2014 steps into a phone booth and is transported into the past–the 90’s, a time before cell phones and Facebook. He tries to repair the relationship between his mom and dad by distracting his dad’s childhood friend, but he finds himself falling in love with her.

I want to go back to the 90’s and I will not burn my Diary and will keep it for life. These are one of the few things I want to change if I’ll be transported into the past, but for this movie, our main lead unexpected travel helped to restore the relationship between his parents in the current scenario.

What I like about in this show is the detailed reality of being secretly falling in love and the struggles of unrequited love. It was fun to watch with 90’s vibes and series of comedic event.  When it comes to time travel, this film didn’t prioritize that part. There are some flaws that have been laid out particularly the effects of going back and forth that has not been elaborated well.  However, this film is good to watch on your lazy day.

Verdict: 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

A little thing called LOVE

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Young love, sweet love.

A little thing called love is one of my Thai favorite films. I  have been watching this for how many times. This movie has an excellent combination of comedy and romance. It will give you a warm feeling, well, I have laughed and cried over and over.

The movie’s plot was very simple, but it can bring back of your erstwhile romance and fantasy to someone you really liked, or the memories of your sweet first love and how good it was to have such feelings.

It’s just tugged my heartstrings.

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Verdict: 10/10

ATM: Er Rak Error

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Sua (Chantavit Dhnasevi) and Jib (Preechaya Pongthananikorn) are like any other couple in a relationship conforming with the struggles. They are working in the same bank company which has the strict policy of “No Fraternization”. Because of the strict rule, they have kept their relationship secret for the past 5 years.

You might be wondering why ATM? Well, due to a new software upgrade, customers get double amount of money when they get the cash from it. The story develops when Sua and Jib must find those customers who withdraw twice and get the money back. The one who can do the job first will continue working in their company and the other one has to resign.

Verdict: 8/10

Refresh Man (Taiwanese- Drama)

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“Zhong Yu Tang (Tseng Joanne) and Ji Wen Kai (Yan Aaron) are childhood friends. Wen Kai’s grades has always been normal but Yu Tang’s grades were really good. After becoming adults and entering society, Yu Tang has entered the cosmetic world and has the chance to become the secretary of the new CEO.  The CEO ended up being Ji Wen Kai! And their story continues..”

This is my third time watching Taiwanese drama after Meteor Garden and Just You.  It gives me a good impression of the first episode, and hopefully It wouldn’t turn out the same as the previous Korean dramas I have escaped of watching.