电影报告:全民电影《一路有你》”The Journey” Movie Review

这部《全民电影 一路有你》我很早就认定要看了。没有什么特别的原因,就因为它说的是异族恋情和家人对此的观点,所以自然就让我心动,并早早带着纸巾入场。

结果当然是纸巾用完,眼睛红红出场。是的,马来西亚本地电影真的在成长,如果有能多用心生活的编剧、导演和演员出现的话,那将来的我们肯定可以看到更多高素质有本土味道的电影。

妥协
妥协

电影里的女主角是心不甘情不愿被父亲送到英国去,结果嫁了个英国蓝眼睛丈夫,让父亲大发雷霆的独生女;我则是一心一意该到英国却没去成,结果留在这里却嫁了个印度佬的二女儿 ,都是骨子硬到让家里人束手无策的孩子。是的,我们都不是故意忤逆长辈的孩子,只是我们的选择恰好让大家无法认同。

电影里看似只有父亲在妥协,其实我喜欢编剧轻轻地让女婿来先低头,愿意睡楼下,愿意载未来岳父去派帖;是的,总要有个人愿意说你好吗,请你接受我之类的话。很多家长其实可以慢慢被融化,但是你得先挨过这个白眼,捱过那个考验,才能让他们对你说请你好好照顾我的女儿。

我们也都用了好多年的时间才让家人接受我们的选择。看电影感触之深,无法用文笔形容。

就像海报上说的:爱,需要谅解,也需要妥协。

是的,就像是海报上说的:相处,是接受对方的第一步。

一起骑车的日子。
一起骑车的日子。

头皮硬的女儿带着丈夫从英国飞回来告诉老爸她结婚了;说穿了,仲然任性口里说我的生活我自己决定,我们做孩子的,还是希望得到家人的认同。大力支持也许太造作,但是有了家人的接受和认同,生活是不一样的,尤其当你的另一半和你不同肤色。

Bee: “I just want his blessing.”

是的,我喜欢这部电影,喜欢它不矫揉造作。虽然个人认为剪接还可以再仔细和顺滑些,某些情节的连接可以更俐落,但是那并不足以影响这部电影的素质。男女主角和父亲朋友等角色均各有特色,还把大马景色拍得美仑美奂,根本一点也不差于台湾的国民电影。

是的,我偏心的喜欢这部电影,连带我带到电影院去看这部片子的印度佬也乐在其中。

PS: 印度佬说配乐很好听,我告诉他那是本地大师Alex San的作品。

老爸 “全叔”
老爸 “全叔”

Movie Review: <The Journey>

This Chinese New Year movie is one of the sweetest for the season – it is not a dumb comedy without meaning (because that is what you get for the festive season most of the time), and it explore an unique angle for a Chinese New Year movie – the mixed-marriage story that stirs up an old community.

Yes, we are Malaysians, and we have been living with each other for the longest time, yet, prior to Yasmin Ahmad who poured her heart and soul into creating commercials and movies about our mixed culture, there is almost none of this kind of stories exist. Let alone for Chinese New Year season.

The cutest scene!
The cutest scene!

So, though <The Journey> is not exactly about our local mixed culture, it does bring in that element, and many more. The main character Bee came home from UK with her fiance, an Englishman who knows nothing about Malaysia. Obviously Bee’s father, an old farmer in rural area was not happy. You guessed it right, the movie is about how this Englishman slowly learn the culture, and along the way funny things happened.

Along the way, acceptance and love happened.

The heart-to-hear talk moment
The heart-to-hear talk moment

The cinematography is beautiful, showcasing some of the most amazing sceneries in Malaysia. The storyline is good – down-to-earth and honest to the local aspect of life with fun elements injected. Though personally I feel the editing can be better, it does very little in jeopardising the quality of this movie and the great effort of the production.

If you have time, head  to the cinema for this over the weekend.

Till then, take care.

The solar ballon is massive!
The solar ballon is massive!
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