Nawapol “Ter” Thamrongrattanarit has been an thrilling director to comply with, his operates treading a really fine line, sitting suitable on the border involving indie and mainstream cinema. Dealing with numerous themes, his narratives generally return to one particular crucial element: like. It is therefore with excitement and curiosity that one particular approaches “Fast & Really feel Love”, his most current function which was funnily adequate marketed as his initial action film.
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Kao and Jay each do not seriously match in at their college. With his obsession for competitive sport stacking, Kao does not have any time to make pals and Jay, who loves her plants and speaks impeccable English, is frequently named a “Falang” (foreigner). The two uncover solace in every single other’s firm and genuinely come to be fond of every single other. Years down the line, the two are in their 30s and living with each other. Kao has come to be somewhat of a celebrity in the sport stacking globe, a record holder spending nearly each waking minute practicing whereas Jay does her utmost to have a tendency to their property and tends to make confident Kao gets the ideal atmosphere to succeed and increase at the sport, taking care of each menial job and creating each massive choice about the property herself. Having said that, as Kao prepares to defend his globe record, Jay decides that adequate is adequate and it falls on Kao to fend for himself, some thing he has by no means had to do his whole adult life.
The production’s advertising division may possibly have been onto some thing, as there are clear components of an action film right here. There’s a clear protagonist and antagonist and the rapidly paced narrative, swift edit and the music all could match suitable into an action function. But one particular will have to don’t forget that this is a function by Ter Nawapol, so it can’t possibly match straight into the action function or the sports film mould. In addition to each these, “Fast & Really feel Love” is at its core a late coming-of-age function that has been wrapped in a like story, packed in the guide of an action/sports film, one particular that talks about understanding the reality of your childhood ambitions and coming into adulthood. For each Kao and Jay, it indicates providing up on (or at least providing significantly less prominence to) the one particular point you like the most in order to come to be who you will have to come to be. Thamrongrattanarit’s preceding function “Happy Old Year” spoke extensively about letting go of the previous and beginning anew, an aspect that is also explored right here, albeit in a completely distinctive but equally powerful manner.
Regardless of such heavy themes, the remedy can’t be farther removed, as there is a lot of warmth and humor in Nawapol’s script. In reality, “Fast & Really feel Love” is quickly the funniest in his oeuvre, maintaining a light and humorous tone all through. It is not just the title and its fonts that the production borrows. All by way of its runtime, the narrative packs numerous contact-backs to numerous other operates, each Hollywood and international, that are exciting to catch. This entails not just scenarios and dialogues or montages, but also musical pieces, which are lifted from a quantity of sources which includes “The Dark Knight” and “The Quickly & The Furious” series, all effectively-placed situations that by no means fail to bring a smile to your face.
The excellent cast as well manages to garner smiles and genuine belly laughs with their performances. Nat Kitcharit embodies the innocence, drive and sincerity that Kao needs completely. His lost puppy act as soon as Jay leaves him is a standout, as is his comic timing and dialogue delivery. But this is quickly Urassaya Sperbund’s show. The actress gets a lot to function with and carries her scenes with effortless ease. It is a joy to see Jay journey from the loving and caring lady to an individual who ultimately decides to be her personal individual in Sperbund’s hands. It will have to have also been exciting for the actress to bring her true-life like for plants to the character. Their romance is the ticking aspect of the narrative and the two share a chemistry that operates effectively. The supporting cast is also equally powerful and relied upon for the humors with each Potae Anusara Korsamphan as Kao’s housemaid Metal and Primmy Wipawee Patnasiri as his manager Por impressing.
In the end, “Fast & Really feel Love” is quickly Ter Nawapol’s most achieved to date and one particular that is quickly his most mainstream film so far, which nonetheless manages to hold and savor an indie flavor. When you assume he cannot possibly outdo his preceding work, in this case the superb “Happy Old Year”, he manages to prove you incorrect, establishing however once again that he is the flag-bearer for crowd-pleasing Thai cinema presently. If you are hunting to get into his operates, “Fast & Really feel Love” remains the excellent, most joyous, entry point.