dun dun dunn!~ okay, so you know that this movie must be romantic, that it must be touching and moving for me to be featuring it and also very inspirational. i never do just any movie reviews…
and you’re basically right!! my friends and i (who are mostly girls) watched this movie last Thursday. just a short recap… i haven’t had such a relaxed day as Thursday was in such a long time!!~ the only thing that we did was watch 2 movies and cooked Mexican food! and one of those movies that we watched was named: The Crazy Little Thing called Love.
WARNING: SPOILERS. continue at your own risk
so the story was about a girl named Nam and a boy named Shone. other characters, i’m going to skip since they’re not that important. i would mention others from time to time. so she really was an ugly duckling and because she met this ridiculously gorgeous male swan, she transformed into a swan herself for him; she listed herself for the school’s dance (despite not being chosen), acted in a snow white school drama, joined the drum band and studied hard to get 1st rank in class. she had loved him since she’s a high school freshman all the way until she graduated. i don’t know how it feels like.. but to love somebody and only crushing that somebody for 3 years!! 3 YEARS!!! that needs a lot of courage. close to the end, Nam finally found the courage to speak to Shone that she’s loved him all these years. but her relief was to be cut short when she soon realized that Shone has already had a girlfriend of one week, Pin. one week!! he’s that close to not having a girlfriend at all when Nam confesses. that fact itself plunged deep into my heart.
the things that i deem sweet in this movie:
*the brotherhood of Shone and Top. they were best friends since kindergarten and the experience of loving the same girl when they were Gr.5 made them swear to each other that they’d never love the same girl again.
*how Shone gave Nam a full Rose tree, not just the flower. he gave her everything, including the roots and i think that this might just have solve the problem of having a rose wilt easily.
*Shone has this hobby of taking pictures. throughout the whole movie, he took pictures of Nam… right when she was still very very ugly up until she became a princess.
*the end part of the movie. i just cannot describe it one by one. in general, the movie tugs at my heartstrings.
the trailer made me a crybaby (of which i am this past few weeks… i cry a lot nowadays *guilty*) and the producer of that trailer should be getting a promotion by now. i know through my own experience that unrequited love DOES NOT have a happy ending, no matter at what angle you look at it. if it has a happy ending (as it does to this movie) then it is no longer unrequited, but it’s still touching nonetheless. the Thai film industry is really catching up with its movies and i can tell you that they have considered a lot of things, including their market. i mean, what can go wrong with friggin’ Mario Maurer and Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ?? they seriously considered their audience for this movie. there is no doubt to that.
but i have to say that the transformation of Nam is not realistic. at all. you can see that when she (looks like she) undergone plastic surgery, her friends stayed with their old self. they should probably lose their braids and their pigtails to at least match Nam, you know… and no one gets pretty that quick! believe me on that. except if you’re a trainee at SM entertainment (i’m sorry KPopers. my boyband bias debuted under SM but i just have to admit that fact) and the story line can be said as a little bit unrealistic as well. the tag line of the movie is: “everybody’s love story”; but is it really? seriously… i CANNOT believe that it was based from a true story! that real Nam girl must’ve won a love life lottery since birth. imagine bawling our eyes out for a guy, who while we’re crying, left a confession for us in the form of a picture-filled scrapbook on our doorstep? that’s what we call dreaming, people. i’m not gifted to predict the future, but not in a million years will that same thing happen to me.
really, what got me wasn’t so much the unrequited love (which is not so unrequited anymore in the end), although, unrequited loves are always touching and relate-able… but it’s more of her perseverance to become and look better to get noticed by someone she loved that hit me close to home. it’s her unending sacrifice and her willingness to go through hell for him.
so that’s my bittersweet review of the movie. despite it, go watch it!! i have to say that it does alter some things with my view on love in general, so i’m pretty glad i watched it. go watch it with your friends, family or the people whom you really love. cry and laugh, and be ready for a new perspective on love.