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Love of Siam
Love of Siam
Actors: Sinjai Plengpanich, Songsit Roongnophakunsri, Chermarn Boonyasak, Mario Maurer, Witwisit Hiranyawongkul
Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2009     2hr 30min

A groundbreaking teen love story, LOVE OF SIAM is a moving gay romance that took Thailand by storm. When childhood neighbors and friends Mew and Tong are reunited after several years, they must decide if their feelings for...  more »

     
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Actors: Sinjai Plengpanich, Songsit Roongnophakunsri, Chermarn Boonyasak, Mario Maurer, Witwisit Hiranyawongkul
Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Strand Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Warning, Keep an Eye on that Run Time
ConcerningTarutarus | 07/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Make no mistake. The Love of Siam is definitely an excellent movie. But I would be keep an eye on the current run time listed. Yeah, it isn't released yet, so it's subject to change. But 150 minutes is the run time of the Theatrical release. The Director's Cut's run time is 172 minutes. Normally, when a movie has a Directors Cut, the extra scenes are often just exposition that serves little purpose. But in this movie's case, I can safely say that the extra scenes that are put back into the movie definitely tie up some loose ends that originally left some people scratching their heads when they saw the theatrical version. Just something to keep an eye on, especially considering there is another version of the movie that is fairly international-friendly (though it has its own list of problems including sometimes dismal English for subtitles, and the need to manually correct the incorrect aspect ratio). And I can already definitively say that alternative has all the original supplementary materials of the Thai release, and then some."
One of the best Gay coming of age movies I have seen
Pepa | Philadelphia, PA | 07/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent movie.
The actors especially Mario Maurer are so cute and loveable.

The story is a little long-winded but the acting is good, and the story line is very touching.

Must see, if you like gay teen love stories.
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Brilliant!
Tan Hong Wei Andy | Singapore, Singapore Singapore | 08/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just watched this in the local cinema
Wat can I say?
Simply a beautiful wonderful movie
A simple love story about love in all its forms, gay, straight, family, friends etc.
The cast is uniformly good especially the 2 leads.
You really do feel and root for them.

What do you do when u love someone and it is not reciprocated?
Do you want that someone to be happy?
What if the love u have for someone is forbidden?
Or if your love for someone lost is stiffling and killing you?

Brilliant music & songs even though I do not understand Thai that doesn't mean you cannot appreciate the lovely songs in this movie.
The young cast is uniformly good looking especially the actor acting as Tong.
He is just stunning!
Sure, it might be a bit draggy at times but definitely worth sitting thru.
Highly recommended!"
A Very, Very Sweet Film
Roy | NYC | 03/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this DVD weeks ago, but didn't watch it until a few days ago. I bought the DVD because I had read good things about the movie previously and had chalked it up to something to watch one day when I didn't have anything else to do. Well, having watched it now, I can officially label this my latest "crush" film. "Crush" films are those films that I enjoy so much that I go back and watch 'em again the next day.... and I replay favorite scenes again and again, almost to the point of knowing exactly what the characters are going to say before they say it....and where I go on the internet and look for reviews and interviews and....well, you get the picture.

This film is wonderful. I'm not going to claim that I liked everything that happened in the story, but the movie, overall, is one of the sweetest, tenderest and most touching portrayals of teenage/first love that I've seen on film. There is a real innocence that comes across from the two actors, and although it is true that there is much more in the movie than their love story, the relationship of Mew and Tong is the center, and purpose, of the whole movie.

Some have claimed that the film is too long. I disagree. I never even noticed the time. And now I am going to try and find a copy of the Director's cut, which is longer than the version on this DVD, and which also contains deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage and all of the other goodies that I have come to love about DVD's.

I recommend this movie.

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