Posted by: koolcampus | June 6, 2015

“LOVE is ….” (2015) THAI MOVIE REVIEW. A Complicated Love Triangle.

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 TRUE LOVE, by definition, is complex, multi-layered and what have you.

Didn’t Shakespeare teach us that the path of true love never will run smooth?

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“LOVE is ….” (2015) THAI MOVIE REVIEW. A Complicated Love Triangle.

TRUE LOVE, by definition, is complex, multi-layered and what have you.

Didn’t Shakespeare teach us that the path of true love never will run smooth?

Love in all its abstract structure, is also a many-splendored thing. Believe it.

It will come aknocking at your doorstep when you least expect it, and it is liken to a pandora’s box of surprises.

Strip away the outer wrapping, you may savor apparent sweetness that is both lyrical and passionate.

Upon probing further you may uncover a lost love that has gone awry, marred by nosy parental objections with their old fashioned values.

PLOT:

We have Ah Wei,  a pure bred Thai Chinese man.

And his best friend Kamol, a true-blue bohemian city dude.

Both suitors are charming, and both are clamoring for the affection of Ah Ching, a sweet teacher who lives in a Chinese Yunnan community within the Ma Salong Valley.

The villagers there are simple-minded.

During their spare time they revel in folk-dances, swaying to the tune of the late Taiwanese songstress Teresa Tang’s songs such as “The Moon Represents my Heart” or “The Darkening Skies tell us the Rain is Coming”.

The friendship of the two friends is tested when they start to woo Ah Ching.

Even Ah Wei, with  his selfish nature, is already engaged to be married to Siew Ping. The more wives the merrier, he thinks.

But Ah Ching chooses Kamol and here is where the sparks fly.

Prior to Kamol and Ah Ching`s engagement party, Kamol is unfortunately involved in a car accident and has completely lost his eyesight.

Ah Wei  takes the opportunity to muster his self -confidence so that he can win Ah Ching back.

But will this mindless merry-go-round really make Ah Wei happy?

Ah Wei finally begins to wonder if  all the consternation he created and left behind has jeopardized his friendship with all his loved ones.

“LOVE IS …” is a moving , well-crafted story of  a brotherly bond and the hapless emotions between two bosom buddies.

There is a metaphorical fine line that draws them together and the same line that rips them apart.

It’s worth a watch.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Local Distributor: GSC MOVIES


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