I almost gave up trying to watch this, but am glad I persevered. It was probably a mistake to have the Thai characters speak to each other in English; apart from being unlikely, their English is not easy to understand - subtitles were essential for me (and the first place I tried to watch the film had non-working subtitles). Maybe the filmmakers believed that using English would give access to a larger audience, but I think this backfired. Language choice aside, this is a film with a number of strengths. The characters are believable, and the two leads inhabit their roles well. As another reviewer pointed out, the story starts slowly (maybe the breakup at the beginning is one of the film's weaker episodes), and a number of shots are held for far too long. But the emotional core of the script is strong, and its 'message' is well delivered, without being preached. It was not too far in before I felt myself caring for both the main leads, wondering and hoping where their journey would take them.
Following a painful breakup, Toey decides to heal his broken heart in Higashikawa town where he meets Oat, who is on his bachelor finale trip. From stranger to friends, romance spark off ...
November 27, 2020