Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Thailand (2011, 130 min)
Thai w/English subtitles
Director: Chayanop Boonprakob
Music: Vichaya Vatanasapt
Cast: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Pachara Chirathivat, Nattasha Nauljam
First time feature helmer Chayanop Boonprakob takes the zero to hero formula and comes up with an awesome coming of age tale of a group of students trying to make it to the finals of their high school rock band contest, and it comes complete with the requisite love story, comedic antics and plenty of rock music to make up the soundtrack. And this is the surprise package that delivered where it mattered, be it the musical numbers, thanks to real life Thai bands and/or their frontman making cameo appearances (one of my favourite Thai songs came on as the first, how cool is that?), the more dramatic moments or the comedy where the actors, mostly first timers as well, will put some veterans to shame with their exuberance.
SuckSeed powers its way into one of my favourites this year. It’s a complete film as much as emotions go in its roller coaster ride, where friendship, romance, comedy and rock all fuse together in synergy to bring forth a crowd pleaser. Highly recommended and an inspiration to those who suck – I Need You! Want You! Love You!
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