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My Best Worst Adventure

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tender friendship tale has violence, positive messages.

Movie NR 2021 85 minutes
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This oddly tender indie Thai film has heart. After some cultural differences jolt the viewer out of Western expectations, My Best Worst Adventure settles into a film that features a great friendship at its core. The script is minimal but still manages to pack a lot of depth into the characters, environment, and story. For example, much like how Jenny can't initially understand her surroundings, non-Thai viewers might also feel this disorientation, as lots of the spoken Thai by other periphery characters aren't subtitled.

Lily Patra also crushes the role of quiet 13-year-old Jenny, and she's on the screen almost the entire film. Without talking, it's never unclear what's going on in the mind of Jenny, and this subtle and seamless acting might be easily overlooked. And the same must be said about Pan Rugtawatr, who plays Boonrod, an adorable little boy who loves his pet buffalo. Lastly, the competition at the end adds that final element of something to really root for.

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