Yes or No

poster01I watched this movie out of curiosity. I saw its poster in one of my Facebook friends’ wall and looked it up. Luckily, it is in Youtube with English subtitles.

The movie’s main stars are Aom Sushar Manaying and Tina Suppanad Jittaleela.

The film is about two girls who unexpectedly found love in each other. The story revolves around Pie and Kim and how they found love.

Pie is from a middle class family who doesn’t like tomboys because of her mom’s strong and vocal prejudice regarding them. While Kim is from a farmer’s family who carries herself and dresses like a boy which defies convention and intimidates Pie upon their first encounter.  Coincidentally, they had to share one room in their college dorm and Pie had to live with it until the end of the semester. At first, Pie didn’t want anything to do with Kim so she draws a boundary line in their room to separate their space and to avoid contact as much as possible. But this didn’t stop Kim from being nice to Pie and because of this, the boundary line eventually disappeared and Pie found herself falling for Kim. Same goes with Kim.

What I like about this film is how it was able to flawlessly tell an unconventional love story and still feel good about it. It was able to tackle the subject of queerness in a sensitive way that is both light and humorous.

I think what made this film very popular (aside from the obvious great chemistry between the two leads) is the fact that the story is relateable. There is just plain truth on how the society perceives and shows prejudice on individuals like Kim and girls who are in a relationship with them.

I must admit that Tina really fits the role of Kim as well as Aom for Pie. However, I must say that Tina’s acting here is really stiff. But, I must give credit to her because she really did her best. Well, I cannot really blame her because this is her first acting project.

While watching the film, I do not have any existing prejudice knowing that I am going to watch a lesbian film. The truth is, I didn’t think or see Kim as a girl or the story as a girl and girl love story. What I saw was a cute, honest and pure love story between two individuals. That’s it. I think in that way they were able to send the message across that love is love and is not defined by sexuality.

To be honest, I was able to relate with the character of Kim. Being judged all my life for my fondness to shirts and jeans and sometimes or often times sporting a short hairstyle, I often encounter people secretly or sometimes directly asking me if I am a lesbian. It is just difficult to live in a society that sees you differently. But well, that is life. I just feel that I don’t owe anybody an explanation. And what if I am? Does it make me less of a person? I don’t think so. As I have read somewhere, sexuality does not define you. That says it all.

I know, I am already 3 years behind when I discovered this movie. And everyone has already been raving about it. But as they say, it’s better late than never. And yeah, I am glad I came across it.

I’d recommend this film to my fellow hopeless romantics but please take note to approach it with an open mind just like what I did.

Now, I need to work on my blog post for part 2. 😀

Thai Movies Over The Weekend

I have this growing fondness for Thai movies lately. Thanks to Aom Sushar Manaying. I fell in love with her after watching Yes or No and immediately became a fan.

I remember watching Hello Stranger and Crazy Little Thing Called Love a few years back but because I have too many Korean dramas and movies in line waiting to be watched, I didn’t pay too much attention to other Asian films. But don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed watching both Thai movies.

Chob Kod Like Chai Kod LoveSo, back to my real post today. hehehe… Two days ago, I finished watching this Thai movie Chob Kod Like Chai Kod Love.

The movie stars Ankun Thanasubchareon, Niti Chaichitatorn, Patiparn Pataweekarn and Aom Sushar Manaying.

It is a romantic comedy film about Tong , a guy who is known as Doctor Love and runs an online “love confession” company together with his three friends. They were contacted by a rich businessman, Sampao who would like to make a love confession to Min, a flight attendant in Bangkok Airways, after falling in love at first sight with her.  Things get more complicated as it was revealed later on in the film that Min and Tong have a past together.

For some reasons, this film made me feel that I was watching a Filipino movie. The plot is similar to most of the films I have watched here in the Philippines. Up until now, I am thinking which scene left a mark on me but nah, I can’t think of any as of the moment.

Overall, it is a feel good movie. One that will leave you smiling after watching. Still I will recommend this to any hopeless romantics like me.

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My Name is Loveposter-theme8-C

Starring: Arak Amornsupasiri, Jazz Chuancheun, Khom Chuan Chuen,Thunyasupan Jirapreechanon

I have started watching this movie a few weeks back but was not able to finish it until last night. So here it goes:

The story is about a guy named Q, who was an egotistic heartthrob during his high school days but ended up as an appliance/equipment mall promodiser growing up. He is in love with her neighbor Ker but too afraid to tell her because he rejected her when they were still young. Things get more interesting when Q became a cupid man and found out that Ker was paired to Big, Q’s boss who holds a grudge on him because of an incident during his high school days.

I find this movie really funny, especially, when Q was trying to tell Ker that he loves her and all that comes out are totally ridiculous words that made him sound like a pervert. I really liked that scene when Q was wearing a fish costume while pouring his feelings to Ker but instead of saying the right words what comes out were just perv things. I think it was a scene that is really difficult to do because Arak was trying to pour his emotions while saying funny things. Good job, Arak!

Yup, another must watch for my fellow hopeless romantics. 🙂