Rong, a comedy scriptwriter marries Daeng his childhood sweetheart.
For years, their marriage seems to be picture perfect but
it is now showing signs of being on the rocks. Daeng feels
that her husband has become neglectful, lazy and different
from when they exchanged their vows. Rong is not solely at
fault as Daeng has also changed over the years. Married life
has taken its toll on the couple. But neither of them wants
to give up this relationship and they will do almost anything
to keep it alive including holding back any feelings they
may have for another person.
is a scene in this Thai movie which struck a chord with us.
Rong, the male protagonist asks for a glass of iced coffee.
His wife, Daeng, goes off-screen and returns with one and
pours it over his head. His response?
thing I didn’t ask for hot coffee.”
kind of sweet, if you ask us. But there must be a reason why
she did that to him. Here’s why: she has just found
out that he visited a massage parlor, and probably is fooling
around behind her back.
that is not the complete picture yet. After a few years, the
couple isn’t exactly leading the happiest married life.
The wife has also been seeing her handsome gynecologist, without
the husband knowing of course. So all is fair in the game
of love and marriage? Not exactly - because you’d be
empathizing more with the husband in the movie’s 90-minute
superficial, but when Rong isn’t the most good-looking
lad with his big nose and pot belly, Daeng does not have the
incentive to stay happy with him. She does not find his repeated
attempts to be funny amusing too. It is quite sad then, considering
that he is a comedy scriptwriter.
Lumprapleng-directed movie does provide reflective moments
which make you wonder what love and marriage is all about.
And to a single reviewer like this one, the viewing experience
is indeed meaningful.
are the interesting and creative plot “twists”
which actually commends on the filmmakers cleverness at engaging
us audiences. One moment you think that Daeng has died from
an accident, and the ghostly images that Rong subsequently
sees are going to turn the movie into a horror flick. But
no, the filmmakers actually have some interesting stuff in
store for you. We’d not spoil it for you here, of course.
the leads are the goofy Udom Taephanich as Rong and the elegant
Visa Sarasas as Daeng. Their unique chemistry is worth your
anything else, this 2006 movie is recommended for its sincere
look at relationships, whether you are married or not, whether
you are in love or not.
by John Li