September 30, 2009
What a waste of time! For what seemed like a promising synopsis and despite the fact that it actually won a Silver Bear award in Berlin, this closing movie for us from the Bangkok International Film Fest was such a disappointment. The ending of the movie left nothing much to be said, glorified or gratified.
It was monotonously slow. Lame. Insipid. A movie I’d love to hate. That’s 119 minutes of my time I will never get back. I have no idea how such a movie could have actually won an award. Must have been some element of an artistic intellect there which obviously went right over my head.
Film Fest: you win some, you lose some…It is, otherwise a consolation that the first four films we caught were pretty good to ease the setback from this final movie.
As commented on IMDB:
“Saw this movie during the Bangkok film festival. Unfortunately after 4 great movies, this 5th and final one was a huge disappointment. This is probably one of the slowest movies I’ve ever seen. Long silences punctuate boring, long-winding conversations that seem to go on forever. After a while, the theme begins to repeat itself. Quarrels over trivial things between a very introvert guy and a girl who apparently enjoys throwing the odd tantrum. This basically goes on for 2 hours. As already pointed out in another comment, at the end of the movie you start to wonder if the girl has some serious mental issues. The acting is not bad, but I wouldn’t call it special. At the end of the movie, you’re left confused, not really understanding what the point of the story was. The ending is abrupt, and if one would actually be interested in the story at all it would leave one with an unsatisfactory finale. Why this movie won the Silver Bear in Berlin is a mystery to me. In my opinion watching it was a waste of time.”