Saturday, May 11, 2013

Citizen Dog (2004) ★★★★★

Normally, I would use movies as a filler when I don't have the time to write more elaborate blog entries. But after seeing this movie last night, I just can't wait to praise it.


Pod is a young man without dreams moving from the countryside to Bangkok. There he meets Jin, a young woman who chases a dream at the cost of not being in touch with reality. While Pod makes efforts to get nearer to Jin, she is absorbed by her dream and her heart doesn't have enough room for Pod.

My verdict

The colors are bright and highly contrasted, and the love story is naive and pure, which reminds a lot of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie. The costumes and special effects complement the colors very well. The scenario while simple, goes through countless events and encounters that make the film rich of many improbable characters, and unpredictable. Finally, you get treated to Thai humor continuously and some absurd jokes get pushed further than you would suspect. If you like romantic comedies, absurd humor, and if you want a smile illuminating your face by the end of the movie, Citizen Dog is a no-brainer: 5 stars!

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