Saturday, November 16, 2013

Make Money

I think this is a fresh Indonesia comedy these days. Indonesian comedy with Hollywood taste. Make Money is a feature film debut Sean Monteiro, and he did a good job with this. I love the shoot, i love the setting, the characters also mix and balance. And yeah... Good soundtrack also. Sometimes filmmaker forget to create a good soundtrack beside the film itself .

Even i found some part that i think "Too much" but it still good over all. In some part still found Warkop DKI comedy style, slapstick.

I said mix and balance character, its like King of Summer characters. In Make Money we can see how cheesy Ody is, he was a poor person and suddenly he is rich. And Rachmat, he is more calm then his brother, Aris. Type of funny person. But he's smarter and more talented than Aris. And because he is humble, people more love him then Aris. And then Aris, he's totally arrogant. Not too smart as Rachmat but more ambitious.
Haqi Ahmad did a good job in here as script writer.

And i love the shoot. Even this is a comedy film, but Sean also put like symbolize from Jakarta real life. In Jakarta there are high class and middle class, very contrast. While shoot at Bundaran HI, we can see the glamorous with the city lights and at the same time we also see a poor man just sitting down with his ugly clothe. The camera movement also dynamic.

I found another good point from Make Money. Details. And Make Money explain the life of advertising industry. That is real. How to pitch a concept, how to deal with the client. Very good script continuity. We can see Smartfren must be the biggest sponsor for this film, but how they are put it in the film, it doesnt ruin the story and still save.

Hope we can see similar comedy movie in Indonesia like this. And hope the team real MAKE MONEY with this movie, good luck!

Sunday, November 10, 2013




If you think people who work at entertainment industry always have a happy life, please re-think. For example Marilyn Monroe and Linda Lovelace. Every guy would dying to date with her, but inside, they are have a sad story in their life.

Lovelace is biography about Linda Lovelace, porn star at 70's era with the phenomenal film "Deep Throat". Her surname is Linda Boreman. She was innocent girl before she meet and marry with Chuck Traynor. Chuck made her as his doll to get the money. And he also abusive. Behind the successful as an actress, Linda always afraid with her husband. He also sell Linda for prostitute, for get more money.

"Deep Throat" was success. But after Linda Lovelace run from Chuck, she become an activist for anti pornography. She also married and have a little family. Lovelace is based on Linda's book "Ordeal".

Nothing special with Lovelace. The story need to more explore. But the acting from the casts was so great. Ms. Seyfried was brilliant.


The King Of Summer

 Chris Galletta
Cast : Nick Robinson - Joe
            Gabriel Basso - Patrick
           Moises Arias - Biagio

When we were young, sometimes we feel to go out from the parents house. Anything the problem. May be some of us really had a bad experience in ourselves family. The King of Summer is a fresh movie about 3 teenager boys who really want to show their independence with out from the parent house. They can't understand what is in their parents head. You know "My house is my rule". So yeah they decide to find a new place and build their house together. If you love drama comedy about family, i cant miss this one. We will see friendship issue in here.

The lesson that i really like in this movie is, the parents also have to introspection about themselves. Why their son run out from the house. And as a teenage brain like usual, they cant think wisely. They are looking for the identity about their life. But however, they are still need their parent.

This is debut feature film by Jordan Vogh Robert. which is i think its well done. Its so simple story but you will feel touchy.. And this movie also debut Chris Galletta as script writer. He was created smart dialogue and some nice quote.
Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias acting are incredible.  Whatta good mix and balance character.
And i think a good story, a good film is just simple and natural story. Very close with the reality.