Set along the hustle and bustle of central Bangkok, 30 year old Mei Li approaches the doorsteps of spinsterhood with dread. One day, Mei Li accidentally meets Bangkok Transit System engineer employee Lung, who makes her heart flutter instantly. She wonders to herself why such a cool guy would toil away in a odd night time job, but she also believes he is the ideal man for her. Mei Li then decides to take the initiative for the first time in her life and go after her dream guy. Unfortunately for Mei Lei, she has zero experience in wooing a man and her neighbor Pluen soon takes interest in the same guy.
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"Bangkok Traffic Love Story" is a romantic comedy above average, I liked it, I recommend it, there is not anything that can be highlighted, just another movie, a footfall on the ugly ball, it was the part of the rearview mirror of the car, Of the end is a flashback of self-explanation, of how it was ... But it has nothing to do, as it actually happened, like, no physics could explain an object 'x' appear in a 'y' position and to vary our engineer Metro was on the highway at the time of the incident, aff.
Final verdict, watch, it is not every day that you see a woman of thirty single, virgin and without any skill of flirting.
A simple storyline about a 30-year old single Thai woman (Mei Li) who is rather untrained in the dating game feeling the pressure of finding a boyfriend after all her friends are married. She meets Lung who is a night-shift engineer for the Bangkok Transit System and goes about attempting to start and build a relationship with him.
As a movie, such a simple plot-line works very well because the show focuses a lot on Mei Li's everyday life and if you like slice-of-life shows, this will really appeal to you. There are lovely little snapshots and scenes of Mei Li and her middle-class chinese family interacting with each other, of Mei Li and her rather funny workplace boss and sale products, and of Mei Li trying to come to grips with how to date a man she is interested in.
There is also an introduction to the Bangkok transportation system, from motorbike taxis, to riverboat taxis and of course, the rail/ train system. As this film was also released as part of the BTS 10th anniversary, there are a lot of scenes of the inner workings of the Skytrain infrastructure and operations, which is pretty insightful.
The comedy is most prevalent in the first half of the show where we get an introduction to our lead girl in rather amusing circumstances and it already sets the tone of future comedic scenes to come based on her rather quirky, naive and rather oblivious character. Bulk of the comedy in this show is carried by Mei Li - either character-related or circumstance-related - while Lung (our male lead) is a rather good foil to her character by being the more restrained, grounded and pragmatic of the two. It is a nice little play in their dynamic which comes across cute and sweet.
The romance is under-stated but sweet, and rather mature in spite of Mei Li's inexperience and naive-ness, and I personally quite enjoyed the simple-ness of the movie, and its depiction of a modern single woman's life and struggles in Bangkok.
CRIS HORWANG as Mei Li, is the unsurprising and undoubted star of this movie. As the movie's main character and main focus, she did a great job in carrying the whole show on her shoulders and her portrayal as the inexperienced and clueless Mei Li is cute, funny and endearing. She really brought life and sparkle to the entire movie.
KEN THEERADETH as Lung, was, as mentioned, a good foil and match to Mei Li's naive and ditzy character. Easy-going and pragmatic, his reactions to Mei Li's hilarious antics prevented the movie from going too far into over-the-top-theatricalism, and grounded it very well. His scenes and screen-time were not as eye-catching nor as extended as Mei Li's, but his screen-presence was always strong.
I also particularly liked Mei Li's family scenes and the lakorn inserts (with Aff Taksaorn) in the movie. They lend another dimension and aspect to the show which was a nice addition.
As a romantic-comedy movie, it certainly fits the bill very nicely.
I liked the movie's simple plot-premise and the characters, but as enjoyable as it was to watch the film for the first time, the whole show did not excite nor moved me enough for it to sit strongly with me after it ended so on this basis the re-watch value is not that high. But it is a light-hearted and easy watch so for those who are in the mood for something like this, this will be a very good show for you.