This is a heartwarming comedy featuring the bonds of friendship
can truly overcome even the most difficult of situations.
Kaew, an eight-year-old young girl finds herself and her best
friend, the Down Syndrome afflicted Tong, are locked in the
luggage compartment of a tour bus while playing hide and seek.
As a result, they are carried from their peaceful village
to the bustling city Bangkok. Alone, hungry and hundreds of
miles from home the children find refuge under the roof of
one Thailand’s many temple until one day a group of
strangers turn up offering to send the children back to the
safe arms of Samnuay. Unbeknown to the children and the awaiting
Samnuay the kindly looking strangers were in fact child abductors…
it is a common affair to get normal healthy actors to play
Down Syndrome characters, director Poj Arnon strives for the
real thing instead and comes up with this touching, moving
tale about extraordinary friendship and parental love.
Our main protégé Tong is a Down Syndrome boy,
well-loved by his simple-minded father and family despite
his condition. His only friend is the gutsy Luk Kaew (Grace
Techaratanaprasert) who will try every means to protect the
the TV-like production values, “Beautiful, Wonderful,
Perfect” have a wonderful cast to thank for. Grace Techaratanaprasert
(whose father is also the producer and has appeared in this
Angels”) is an inborn child actress with her bambi
eyes and agility. And the actor playing Tong’s father
is another gifted cast member.
Poj Arnon (“Chai-Lai Angels”) knows appropriately
when to milk the laughs, tears from the audience although
I must admit it does get a bit sappy towards the end. Perhaps
the biggest eye-opener is the Down Syndrome afflicted children,
who surprisingly is quite natural and blended in well with
the rest of the cast and the storyline.
short, “Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect” can be
abbreviate as Beautiful Script, Wonderful Cast, Perfect entertainment
for the whole family.
by Linus Tee