SuckSeed

I included this movie in my watch list for February as per recommendation of @KarloOfishal. I was thinking of watching this in March but the trailer I saw in Youtube was so funny I moved it up from my TBW list. This movie made me laugh so hard I had stomach cramps after.

Suckseed is a Thai Romantic Comedy film centered on friendship. It’s a story of three high school boys who wants to make it big as a rock band even though they obviously don’t have talent in music. This is the second Thai movie I watched and I love the simple yet endearing stories of their films.

Type Her SuckSeed

GTH, 110 Minutes
Released on March 17, 2011
Comedy, Music

Watched in January 2012

A teen comedy about a group of high-school students who form a band even though they’re not remotely gifted with music. Their intention is to impress girls. But when a pretty young student turns up and wants to join the band as a guitarist, things start to get interesting.

Director: Chayanop Boonprakob
Writers: Chayanop Boonprakob & Tossapol Tiptinnakorn

Stars: Jirayu Laongmanee, Pachara Chirathivat, Thawat Pornrattanaprasert & Nattasha Nauljam

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The scene that started it all.

Their musical talents aren’t great (crappy music is an understatement), but that doesn’t stop them from trying. The conflict started when Ped and Khung’s shared attraction to Ern puts a strain on the band’s survival, as well as their friendship.

I have mix opinions with this film. I liked it but it isn’t enough for me to love it. The story is okay and the funny scenes are remarkable. I only have problems with the characters. I’m not really a fan of selfish, self-centered, bashy people. I’m rather pissed off than entertained.

Khung is an asshole. I really can’t believe Ped put up with such a friend for years. If I were him I would have punched him in the gut years ago to wake him up from his delusions of grandeur. I hate bullies. Is that how a friend should act? He was only thinking of himself.

On the other hand, Ped is a pushover. It’s his fault for not voicing out what he feels. At one point in the story, Ped finally answered back and tried to defend himself to Khung. But I wasn’t contented. Come on, after years of following a jerk, the best he can do is tell him he doesn’t care of other’s feelings? That is given. He could have told him straight to the face that he’s a selfish jerk who thinks he is the coolest, greatest, handsomest man who ever walked on earth when in reality he is not.

I know I’m ranting. But all I’m saying is it would have been better if it was Khung who reached out and amend their broken friendship (since it was his fault). But till the end, Ped was still the one who made the initiative. It gave me the impression that Khung didn’t really change.

The super crazy friends

Okay bitchiness aside, there are still things I liked with this film.

First is the soundtrack. I love the songs! Music is the strength of this movie. I also loved the way they incorporated the original artists who sang the soundtracks in the film. It’s as if you’re just watching a music video. The songs reminded me of our local rock bands. It’s a bit the same and I’ll never get tired of listening to them.

Second is the setting. Their school reminded me of my high school Alma matter. Almost similar without the shorts for boys (I mean they wear pants). I went to a public high school in Pangasinan and the time I spent there was the craziest and most memorable years I had.

Third is Ex—the drummer. I don’t like him because he’s cute or anything. I like him because he squeals like a girl! Hahaha. He has a very manly introduction in the movie—then boom! He screamed! That was amusing.

I’m giving this movie 3 Kiss Marks. I enjoyed it. Like I said it was a fun, light movie to watch.

Mediocre: I can tolerate it but I want more!

As for the acting, I have to give it 2 Drama Awards. The only experienced actor in the group is Jirayu La-ongmanee. The rest are newbies and it showed in their acting. There’s still room for improvement.

Shallow.

I recommend this movie to all rock music fans out there. If you’re looking for a good laugh, I guarantee SuckSeed is a good choice.

Other Reviews:
Thai Film Journal
Bluetsukky Rants

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Photo Credits: enjoythaimovies,jephxero,moviekapook,ruamhua

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