GRACE Thai Movie (网络惊魂 อวสานโลกสวย) Review | by tiffanyyong.com
Recommended Audience: Fans of Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Nuttasit Kotimanuswanich, Parisa Pinyakamolchart, Napasasi Surawan, psychological thriller and thai movie fans
GRACE (网络惊魂 อวสานโลกสวย) Thai Movie Synopsis
PLE is an ordinary high school student who loves spending quality time with her best friend, CARE, who is popular for being cute. Together, they create a Facebook page for Care to share her personal photos and videos to garner ‘Likes’ from the public, in hope of becoming a popular internet idol. GRACE, who used to be a famous internet idol, and JACK, who is Care’s number one crazy fan, follow Care’s personal life closely on Facebook. The two use Care’s publicly available personal information to plot a kidnap plan. Grace then later shows Care that the world is not a bed of roses, and how the internet can wreck her world havoc, and attempts to ruin Care’s life forever…
GRACE Thai Movie Viewer Rating: 3/5 ***
GRACE Thai Movie (网络惊魂 อวสานโลกสวย) Review:
This is the second cyberbullying related film I have caught (the first one was Unfriended), this covered more on online fame and how social media brought about the lack of privacy and in turn trouble.
The editor used intercuts to bring out the backstory of Grace, the ex-famous internet idol turned psychotic stalker. With only the difference in her personality to depend on, it was difficult to differentiate when was the past and the present.
Being in the same line, it wasn’t difficult for me to understand the lure and addiction of online fame. As a skilful seamstress, Grace has a pretty face to pair with. But betrayal and jealousy drove her to lose trust in people. There were many actions of hers that doesn’t seem to make much sense, but well, you can hardly rationalise a mentally unstable person’s action.
Care, the internet idol was the subject of Grace’s jealousy when Jack, her so-called boyfriend can’t stop stalking her. As her life was so publicly displayed, it was easy for both Grace and Jack track where she was, and kidnap her. But her retaliating actions after being kidnapped was self-destructing. Insulting your kidnappers and making them angry when you are in hostage was suicidal. There were provokes which were unnecessary and all I could say is, that didn’t make sense.
Logic aside, Jack (Nuttasit Kotimanuswanich) as an odd and lecherous otaku was brilliant and flawless. His weird obsession on Care was so realistically carried out that the actresses paled in comparison.
Watch it, and you might just start getting paranoia about what you share on social media.
Do You Know?
Ple aka Black Cat acted by Latthgarmon Pinrojnkeerathi (Pim) also acted in a Thai Horror Film called Ghost Coins เกมส์ปลุกผี (鬼铜) in 2015.
Behind The Scenes and Interviews
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GRACE (网络惊魂 อวสานโลกสวย) Movie is out in Shaw cinemas on 5 May 2016.