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Hello Stranger (2010): Movie Review

Synopsis: 

Hello Stranger portrays a young Thai man and woman who meet by coincidence while on vacation in South Korea. They decide to tour Korea together while keeping their names secret from each other. The movie was filmed in Korea and includes various locations that have appeared in Korean dramas that were broadcast in Thailand. (source: wikipedia.org)

Trailer:

Review:

Characters:

Chantavit Dhanasevi (ฉันทวิชช์ ธนะเสวี) as young man with the alias Dang

Dang went to korea for a trip alone because he was broken hearted. He is happy go lucky, immature and indecisive. He doesn’t speak English very well so he find it difficult to talk to people around.

Nuengthida Sophon (หนึ่งธิดา โสภณ) as young woman with the alias May

May went to korea just to attend a wedding of her korean chat friend. She’s a koreanovela fan. She can communicate to foreigners well. She’s in a relationship with her strict long time boyfriend. She’s fun loving, kind to a stranger and romantic.

Cinematography:

Good Frames in shooting best locations. The camera moves a lot here because the actors are always moving. The motor scene, walking on streets, plane….

Settings:

Best Tourist Spots in South Korea

Comments and Suggestion:

Hello there Stranger. Strangers falling in love in South Korea. One of the famous destinations of asian couples to travel. “Korean Novelas” (TV Series) is one of the things that I used to be addicted on. I spent my whole college life watching a lot of them until such time that it almost become my reality. (almost only)

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Don’t get me wrong this is a Thai movie not a Korean movie. I was confused at first too. Let’s get into the film. For the record, it’s the fifth Thai movie I have watched so far. It didn’t impress me well. I thought it was going to be amazing as the movie trailer have shown but it didn’t convince me.

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The main characters somehow has chemistry. They have the same humor and trips in having fun so they will really get along well. The real chemistry is just so-so because I have watched the actor already in other movie but it’s better. I love the humor it made me laugh most of the time . I love the scene they won in Casino. That is nice. I  also remember Dhang eating not knowing what it is to find out it’s a dog. (Yuck!) There are also some gross scene there about eating. Another one is eating alive octopus. (oh no!)

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When it comes to romance, it’s not my cup of tea. I almost give up watching it because I was annoyed with the leading man. His jokes sometimes can be hurtful not funny. He’s immature and indecisive. He’s not the one who can stood up for you.  He even refused to marry his ex-girlfriend because he’s not ready. He escaped instead of facing that girl. What kind of man is this? So, I was really annoyed. Then, he’s starting another relationship with a stranger girl without giving any assurance. I just find it lame. On the part of the lead women, Mei is romance freak, caring and fun loving . I think she deserves better. It just happened they met when she was heartbroken. As they say, love can really be playful though. They unexpectedly fell in love with each other without knowing their names.

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Can you fall in love with someone you don’t even know his/her name? In the story, they made it like a contract not to know each other so there won’t be string attached. The case turned out different when they fall in love. As for me, I won’t hang out with someone whom I even don’t know the name. Remember when you are still little your parents will tell you not to talk to stranger. As of now, I am protecting myself with any  harm that it will cause. Also, if a man truly loves you, he will be interested to know everything about you and even the smallest details especially.He won’t keep you hanging on. However in the end, it was shown that Dang made effort to find May in the end without knowing her name. 🙂

I can recommend this movie with people who love watching korean dramas. I am sure they will appreciate it. Also, if you just want a light rom-com with a kick of thai movie then this film is for you!

Rating: 7.5 out of 10 

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