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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"If you love something, it will take you somewhere." "If you're good, there's no need to boast." Creativity comes out of restrictions. Even a person on his own can be part of a team. "There's still a lot to learn about living."
Positive Role Models
Kao shows growth when he starts doing things for others instead of calling for help every time a challenge arises.
Set in Thailand with Thai performers.
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"F--k," "s--t," "damn," "hell," and "piss."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A guidance counselor tells a student who wants to sell marijuana that drug users die and drug sellers go to jail.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fast & Feel Love is an oddball, quirky look at how to adult set against the backdrop of the oddball and quirky world of speed cup-stacking. Told in a comically overdramatic manner, the story is filled with helpful advice often doled out by the unlikeliest characters. This film is a treat and inspiration for people who don't fit into the most-likely-to-succeed category. Language is generally mild -- "damn," "hell," and "piss" -- but a few utterances of "f--k" and one "s--t" are heard. A guidance counselor tells a student who wants to sell marijuana that drug users die and drug sellers go to jail. Set in Thailand and mostly in Thai with English subtitles and some dialogue in English. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Fast & Feel Love ironically puts camerawork and editing more commonly employed in action movies in the service of learning to love and understand ourselves and others. There's lots of great advice for anyone trying to step from adolescence into adulthood, something it's suggested that millennials may struggle with. With a refreshingly original voice and vision, writer-director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit beautifully uses multiple narrators, a character who knows he's in a movie, sound effects, overdramatic music, and close-ups to insert wry, comic wisdom into this quirky tale about a quirky man competing in a quirky sport while trying to learn how to live life like a responsible adult.
The story will resonate with anyone who is obsessed with work, sports, or hobbies to the exclusion of everything and everyone else. That Kao might be somewhere on the Asperger's spectrum is an unspoken possibility; there are hints that he struggles with ordinary life in a way others may not. He doesn't look people in the eye. He has trouble bonding with others. His great breakthrough comes when he realizes that those pesky others have been helping him succeed all along, even if he never recognized or acknowledged the fact.
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