Thai Movie: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2010)

Thai Movie: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2010)

Jun 06

Perhaps the most lovable film I ever watched, this Thai movie entitled “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is now starting to make the Thai-wave spread around Asia, most especially in the Philippines.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

After it premiered (just a while ago) on the Philippine television, dubbed in tagalog. “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love movie” is definitely a movie Filipino filmmakers should all consider making.These kind of movies are the ones which would somehow elevate the film industry.

They kept on saying that we need to produce films that would define “Philippines” yet the films they’re making are all about poverty, crime and prostitution.Are they nuts? Hello? Like those kind of films are so dark, sad and boring.I believe it’s about time to redefine Filipino movies by helming colorful ones. Movies that would make us fall in love from time to time, tear our hearts apart in the end and make us value life more.

We’re so westernized that maybe it’s about time to look at the films just around Asia.We always compare our films with Hollywood movies and claim that some are of Hollywood standards yet we haven’t even reached halfway there.

Take South Korea for example.We all know that the Korean wave have reached the country and made most of the Filipino teenagers get “in” to it.Why? I have observed 2 things – first they can write great stories and second they cast cute young stars on the lead roles.And that is what Thailand is up to now!

I’m a student myself and I believe with students as the market audience for films – they’ll surely win big time! With that, I mean money-wise.Sorry lang, talagang mukhang pera lang ang iba!

With thai films like “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love“, “Hello Stranger“, “Bangkok Traffic Love Story” – Thai romance films are undoubtedly way better than some of our locally produced movies.And the release of Crazy Little Thing Called Love in the Philippines is a proof that these kind of films can attract international audience.

The biggest mistake Filipino filmmakers has is the mindset of achieving an OSCAR picture by creating drama films.I’m not saying it’s not a good thing but lighter films are more moving than these melodramatic movies.With a crisp storytelling and a surprising end – a movie will always become remarkable.We Filipinos can do better, we can write great stories but its almost always follows the same formula like that of another Filipino romance movie.Back off film outfits! Stop messing on the story.

Another mistake is the mindset of giving mature roles for our young stars…like how old is “Kim Chiu”? She just got 20 this year and the roles they give to her are so mature that she doesn’t look like a young star anymore.Darn it! She’s still young and all.If they were to remake a Pinoy version of A Crazy Little Thing Called Love – she’d be Nam, I tell you! I’m not in favor of a remake though.Hypothetical lang!

So this isn’t really a devoted review for Crazy Little Thing Called Love but a rant on why Filipino movies has been outdone by other Asian countries.

Okay fine, here’s a short review!

Title: First Love (Crazy Little Thing Called Love)
AKA: Sing Lek Lek Thee Riak Wa ΓΓ鼪 Ruk
Year : 2010
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Director : Putthiphong Promsakha na Sakon Nakhon and Wasin Pokpong
Country: Thailand
Starring : Mario Muarer, Pimchanok Luewisedpaiboon, Tukkie

The ordinary 14 year old girl Nam is unattractive or in simple terms…ugly. But she’s always been secretly in love with an older guy in grade 10 called Shone, the most popular student in high-school. He’s hot, perfect and generous, and that’s what makes girls go crazy about him, including Nam too. But she doesn’t give up easily. She tries to do everything to make her get noticed by the boy she loves, in the hope of him turning around to look at her just one more time.

The roles were well executed especially Pimchanok Lerwisetpibol as Nam.Obviously in the near end of the movie, when secrets were revealed – you will realize Mario Maurer really did well throughout the story.He was the eye candy.I like how they conceptualized everything,from the start,  the pacing of the story and the ending.My only gripe is the drastic change of Nam’s appearance.From an ugly duckling, time swallowed her and suddenly she transformed into such a charming lady.While her group of friends remained ugly ducklings until the end.Anyway, the end of the movie was just right to give justice on how most films really ends in Thailand.Well, they’re getting known for that – films with open ending – this is when the end will always have surprises and I believe it was an effective strategy to put off a thrill in the end.A Crazy Little Thing Called Love may not be the best movie I have watched but it is certainly worthy for a complete set of my precious bites!

Rating: (5/5 Popcorns)

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Watching this will put you on high school nostalgia!

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  1. Yes, I love this movie.Made me travel in my teenage years.

  2. karlo

    yes you’re right u have a point dapat hnd ganun ung mga palabas ng pinoy parang pulit ulit nlng kasi dapat ung makakarelate din ung ibang teenager and no daring scene nagiging malaswa lng kasi dapt ung cute and hnd oa o boring ang act… well trained dapat ang role

  3. cebu wedding photographer

    wow…!!i love this movie… ganda ng pagkaka acting,.. hindi O.A. ganda ng story unpredictable talaga siya.. kaya dapat niyong panoorin lahat makakarelate..!!:D

  4. aj

    just watched it last night.. and made a post today… hahahaha…

  5. mond

    ang gnda tlga pu nung movie xna ulit-ulitn niu kh8 ilng bses pa plsss……hehehehe……tnxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. ganda talaga ng movie na 2, ang tagal kong makarecover sa kilig factor ng movie..sana totoong may sequel ang movie..

  7. i_love_naruto

    cute cute ng movie! sana may sequel…

  8. lynzie

    For me this movie is one of the best movie ever.It shows that TRUE LOVE CONQUERS ALL.And there’s always a perfect time for everything.After all this years if you’re really destined for each other LOVE will find it’s way.It’s FATE!!!I love it..LYNZIE:)

  9. mary rose

    nuomg pinanuod ko ito subra talagang kinilig ako .marami karing marerealize na ang crush mo sa highschool ay pwedeng maging insperation

  10. mary rose

    i think na kahit gano man ka papular yung crush mo .hindi ka parin susuko .at sa lahat ng naibigay mong best ang pinanggagalingan nun ay sya ………

  11. marie rose josol

    sana mag kameron ng crazy little thing called love na pilipino ang gagawa .subrang ganda talaga kahit ulit ulit mo ………..

  12. Geocel

    love ko tlga 2ng movie na 2 wish ko gani2 rin love story ko

  13. michh

    ahhh i love this thai movie!! >3

  14. john

    i hope n may part 2 ang cray little thing called love!!!

  15. kelan pu ba sila pupunta sa phil.? o naka punta na po sila dito. late lang kao sa balita! pa e-mail na lang po ako kung kelan? tnx. here is my e-add.

  16. Mickey

    i saw it in cinema one, i love this movie. I even fell in love with Mario here that The Love of Siam.

    my only complain is that the ending is a bit of a stretch. But I guess, just to give it a happy ending. I would have ended it in a high school reunion of sorts not on a television talk show.

    but thoroughly enjoyed the movie.


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