3rd Movie Reviews : This is all your fault, Kissing Booth!

Review Language: Indonesia and English

Genre: Teenage, Romance and Comedy

To be honest, I never like a teenager romance kind of movie, coz it always seems flat story and less conflict. Datar banget, belum lagi soal pemainnya yang biasanya masih kaku dan ngebosenin. Ceritanya pun seringkali hanya persoalan cinta dan kehidupan sehari-hari, which often makes me feel bored.

No challenge, I could say.

But when I first watched this movie last weekend, I really enjoy watching the movie. The story was very light yet cute and entertaining. Yang jelas sih, pertama kali lihat pemeran utama perempuannya, seems very familiar. Jadi, setelah Googling ketemu deh ternyata pemeran utama perempuannya bernama Joey King. Kalau ada yang sudah pernah nonton The Conjuring yang pertama, pasti inget dan tersadar “Oh… dia ternyata yang main.”

Gak sadar, ternyata Joey King ini udah remaja, terakhir nonton The Conjuring yang pertama itu, dia terlihat masih menginjak sekitar umur 10-12 tahun, maybe. And now, she is turning out to be a beautiful, cute and cheerful actress! 

Film ini sebenarnya pertama kali tayang di Netflix sekitar pertengahan bulan Mei 2018 lalu, but then karena Netflix di banned in Indonesia, so the only thing to do to watch Netflix movies is from other websites that have some of Netflix movies on it which I could easily access it.

Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi in The Kissing Booth (2018)
Kissing Booth movie poster

Kalau menurut ku, posternya sih biasa aja, gak terlalu eye-catching dan agak cukup berbeda dengan judul filmnya. Tapi karena lagi butuh refresh diri dengan menonton film-film untuk mengisi liburan, so I guess I have to try to watch this.

So this Netflix movie is based on Beth Reekle’s self-published coming-of-age novel that became an international sensation. Jadi, ini menceritakan kisah dua sahabat yang sudah bersahabatan sejak kecil antara Elle Evans (Joey King) dan Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney). Keduanya memiliki peraturan (rules) yang berisi mengenai batasan-batasan yang harus dilakukan dan dihindari keduanya, peraturan ini dibuat sejak mereka berusia 6 tahun. Salah satu rules yang selalu dirasa berat oleh Elle adalah rules number 9, dimana kedunya dilarang untuk jatuh cinta atau memiliki hubungan dengan saudara kandungnya.

Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi) adalah kakak kandung Lee Flynn yang super cool, handsome and yet sexy. Noah selalu menjadi perhatian siswi-siswi di sekolahnya karena wajahnya yang ganteng, tubuhnya yang atletis dan juga tinggi badannya yang gagah dan menawan. Hal-hal tersebut yang selalu Elle suka dan membuatnya tertarik sekaligus penasaran dengan Noah.

Since the first time I watched it, I couldn’t stop laughing, crying and feeling again the emotion of being in love again. The connection between all of the actors here seems was very natural, it feels like they already know each other for a long time. 

Cukup terhibur banget sih pas nonton ini, beberapa scene emang dibumbui dengan sedikit humor yang bikin aku gak berhenti ketawa, selain tentu juga karena salah satu aktornya OMG-cute-banget! Siapa lagi kalau bukan Jacob Elordi pemeran Noah Flynn. Walaupun di beberapa scene mainnya kaku, tapi somehow karakter Noah cocok banget diperanin oleh Jacob Elordi.

The most favourite scene when Noah had a chance to kiss Elle in the Kissing Booth that Lee and Elle made for a charity in their school festival. Since they kissed each other, Elle’s feeling is even stronger for Noah, so do him. Then they decided to be in a relationship also with their own rules which, ‘nobody can know’.

Joey King and Jacob Elordi in The Kissing Booth (2018)
Kissing scene at the Kissing Booth

Sebenarnya hampir semua scenes yang ada Noah Flynn or Jacob Elordi are definitely my favourite! Doh. Tapi ya setelah beberapa kali menonton film ini, who agrees with me now that actually, Jacob Elordi is the future of Ashton Kutcher??? Both are really look alike.

Anyway, terus gimana kelanjutannya, sih????

Eitsss, pokoknya wajib untuk ditonton, hitung-hitung nambah movie-lists untuk ditonton saat liburan.

I would recommend you to watch this movie!

Dan baru tau juga, ternyata in their real-life Joey King and Jacob Elordi has dated since they met in that movie set even until now.

Oh, how cute they are!

Joey King e Jacob Elordi reencenaram a 7ª regra de A Barraca do Beijo

 

Pictures source from Pinterest.

 

 

 

2nd Movie Reviews : Experience Never Gets Old, The Intern

The Intern - movie poster:
Experience never gets old

Oh yes, I very agree with this movie tagline. For me, experience who taught you a lot even more than the education. But I didn’t say, education is not important, of course, it is important. Two of them just like two sides of a coin which complete each other. When I watched this for the first time (because now I already watch this movie for 5 times), it was taught me a lot about how does it like to be a tough and successful women.

The Intern movie is a comedy drama which written by Nancy Meyers with the main actors of this movie are Anne Hathaway (Jules Ostin) and Robert De Niro (Ben Whittaker). I feel like they chemistry in this movie was very good and feels like they really have a good connection. Jules here played as a young successful woman who is the founder of the fashion online company who always seems a tireless, ambitious, demanding, workaholic and seems perfectionist, then Ben comes made him as Jules’s intern. Ben is 70-year-old widower which already retired then seizing an opportunity to get back work and he becomes a senior intern in her company.

What I like the most about this movie, there was a loooot of quotes that we can take and always remember for our life motivation. For myself, this movie wanted to show that actually women can do anything, include working and be successful of what they love or passion about, even they already has her own family.

There is one of my favourite scenes when there was interesting conversation when Jules, said this;

Jules: It’s classic, right? The successful wife and the husband feel like his manhood get threatens, so he acts out. Girlfriend I guess makes him more like a man.

It was the scene when Jules got very emotional to shared her cheating husband, Anders Holm (Matt), to Ben at the hotel room. The scene always makes me shed tears on my eyes. I know how it feels to be cheated by someone that we love, that is why every time I watch this scene its always makes me burst in tears. And it taught a lot that every relationship has ups and downs, moreover when two people already get married and have children. The thing is there is a concept which has deep-rooted meanings in our society when the wife should be at home to take care, nurture and educate their children and the husband should have to work to earn money for the family, even since long time ago. But then in recent years, seems it changes a lot. I saw many women who also working in the office, but also she taking care of her children at home. And I always proud when I saw them.

The thing is there is a concept which has deep-rooted meanings in our society when the wife should be at home to take care, nurture and educate their children and the husband should have to work to earn money for the family, even since long time ago. But then in recent years, seems it changes a lot. I saw many women who also working in the office, but also she could taking care of her children at home. Like what my grandmas, my mom and my sister did now, that is why I always proud of them.

Because I know, for a woman or actually maybe a wife, the most difficult time is when they have to maintain, manage and keep the balance between her family and work or her passion.

Truth. #TheIntern in theaters #September25th.:
double shot quotes!
Into it. #TheIntern:
Oh, they are my favourite roles as well! The middle is Adam DeVine played as Jason and the right one is Zack Pearlman as Davis, both are always funny, humorists and talkative.

So for you who still not watch The Intern, now I have to say, you should watch it, like…. NOW!

1st Movie Review : Poppy the cutest pinky Trolls

Oh, I am so in love with this animation movie by Dream Works production!

And yes, it is…. TROLLS! Now, I would like to give my review about Trolls movie for your recommendation.

Here we go…

Initial Trolls teaser poster:

Trolls are very cute, attractive, colourful and very energetic cartoon animation that I ever saw! It is actually inspired by the tall-haired troll dolls that first became popular in the 1960s. Well, I was not born yet in that years, but I ever had some of the trolls dolls gave from my older sister! The main role here is the Princess called, Poppy which voiced by Anna Kendrick, one of my favourite actress as well! And she has a grumpy not-so-closed-friend called, Branch which voiced by Justin Timberlake.

Return to the main poster page for Trolls (#9 of 18):

The story tells about the bad history between the Bergen and the Trolls long time ago. Where the Trolls should have to escape from the hungry Bergen troops to not be eaten by them. As a leader of the Trolls troops, Poppy who really liked to singing and party in their village, she tried to make sure that their village is already safe from the Bergen, so the troops should not be worried or afraid if they want to have some fun, even Branch already remind all of them many times, that they should not have partied too loud, because it will provoke Bergen to catch and eat them! And he was right, the Bergen came caught and keep them in a cage to prepare to be eaten by them. Poppy feel guilty about her troops who already look like her family, so she tried to rescue her friends from the troll-hungry Bergen.

Along the way, this animation movie trying to give us lessons about the importance of inner happiness, being proud of where we come, the strong of friendship, empathy feeling, and never giving up. Besides, I also love their songs, very catchy and easy listening!

Very recommended for all of the ages! And I am sure children will very love the movie! 🙂

Happy watching, friends!