You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...

-Walt Whitman


snow white, the prince, and the two squids

I am now really starting to like Thai cinema, especially their romantic flicks. Some storylines maybe quite simple but are very compound in terms of their emotional aspects, just like the movie I recently watched, A Crazy Little Thing Called...Love (2010) by Puttipong Pormsaka and Wadin Pokpong. I know. The title is unbearably cheesy and so sweet to the point that it could actually hurt your teeth, but the substance is really quite moving. The tender, innocent, and melancholic tone with a sprinkle of teen humor could really make you smile, laugh and cry. Well, the story is really easy to relate to. I'm sure most of you still remember the first time you fell in love, right?

The movie tells the story of Nam, an ugly junior high school student who has a huge crush on Shone, an artist and a football player in their school. High-spirited Nam is willing to do everything to win the heart of Shone-- a feat that would challenge her identity and the bonds of friendship she'd made, which in the end, all part of the process of understanding what love really means.

Needless to say, this film's nothing short of nostalgic. It really brought me back to the memory of my high school days and that feeling of falling in love for the first time. Oh, the good old torpedo days! :P I could really relate to Shone, not because of his good looks or coolness
(I had nothing of those!) but the excruciating pain of really liking someone and for some dumb reason, you can't express it. I remember the awkwardness that lingers in the air whenever I'm with her, the sick stomach, the racing pulse firing my neurons into pure, warm, unadulterated bliss tainted by confused anxiety. I kinda miss that. And what's incredible is how it clings on you. It's impervious to the disintegration of time, lasting and persistent. I guess, that's how young love really is...

A shout-out to Billy for sharing this movie. I really tried hard to scour the Internet for clearer downloads but I end up unsurprisingly in You Tube. Click here for the links :) I really do hope you enjoy it too.

UPDATE: Found a DVDrip of this film. Download it here and its English subtitle here.


Robbie said...

Ok weird. I just saw this last night! Saw the trailer from a friend's FB and just had to watch it. Hahaha.

The part na nag-aminan was heartbreaking. As in. But the rest was pretty hilariuos.

aka Procne said...

OMO! I was meaning to post this. The viral posts about this on FB urged me to watch too. Minutes later, I was ROFL! The teacher was EPIC! LOL

Really really cute film. I'm glad that a man loved it too. Yeah, everything was nostalgic. Loved it to bits!

PS pls share if you find a good DL. Watched it on Youtube as well. I will watch more THAI. There's this Bangkok Traffic. Baka maganda rin.

aka Procne said...

Thank you, thank you soo much for this!

Been waiting for a torrent.