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!

CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?

Please tell me the truth.

I want the answer.

The truth will set you free.

We are always looking for the truth, whether we like it or not.  We think that this will eradicate our suspicions, our troubled mind, jumbled feelings, to the point that we believed the truth will straighten out everything to rightness.

The question is, can you handle the truth, the circumstances after knowing the truth? Can you accept it? Like it will strip all the lies you believed in and clean out all intoxicated madness you are feeling?  Are you ready to believe it and never be confused again? Are you going to forgive?

Let us be reminded,  to know the truth is not always to put you in a situation where you can acknowledge everything in one time.  It’s more than widening your mind and heart.  But when you attain it, then it will set you free or else you will be wrecked into pieces-again.

Here’s my favorite scene from my favorite movie “A few good men.”

Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I’m entitled to them.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives…You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use ’em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!

Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: You’re goddamn right I did!!

Lie to me (K-drama)

Before then, I have promised myself not to watch any Korean drama that has been already ended. This is to avoid myself saying “just one more episode” then drag myself to bed round 3:00 a.m.  I even stayed for two days just watching the drama, as if there is no world outside waiting to be enjoyed. So, I stopped this kind of addiction and just watching only the latest drama that is airing twice a week.

But just like a routine that is hard to break, I have never console myself.  So, I just finished one of the romantic comedy drama from year 2011, LIE TO ME.

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Lie to me is a relaxing drama without too much annoyance to handle. To put it simply, it’s corny and sweet.  The protagonist are likeable, sweet and charismatic. The plot is not that grand, but the journey of the love story between Ah Jung and Ki Joon who  got involved based on a lie and allowed themselves to discover how to stay together  through the truth was watchable.

The ending was loving and satisfying.

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Verdict: 8/10

Break up Pie

Daily Post: Humble Pie

Tell us about a time you found out after the fact that you’d been mistaken and you had to eat a serving of humble pie.

When I broke up with my boyfriend, knowing that he will never accept it, just as he always do. Then, he simply agreed to it & never come back again.

It was a funny mistake, but I ate a lot of pie!

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