It looks promising in the first place, but as the film goes on, the storyline became all over the place. At one point, the film tried to build a romantic and sensual atmosphere; but at another point, Joko Anwar seems to forced political issues into the film. I had high expectation for this film to be a good romance film, but it seems like this is just a medium for Joko Anwar to brings up political issues.
Honest and witty. This movie brings varying common problems in the big cities of Indonesia up to the surface. When the pace goes slow, the audiences are expected to observe the details running in the background. And also, it is so refreshing to see Basro (almost?) barefaced. Her beauty is captivating.
Because all the hype for this film, I set my expectation too high and the film doesn't live up to it. The romance is unconvincing, they fall too fast too soon, so many things don't make sense. The shaky camera(why? Is that an attempt to make the film looks cheap? I don't get it) doesn't impress me. Utterly dissapointed.
kurang tau mengenai jump cut2 difilm ini disengaja atau tidak, ada dialog yang belum selesai langsung dicut ke adegan lain, adegan Tara Basro liat2 DVD background musicnya dibiarin cut per cut sehingga music dalam filmnya tidak mengalir seperti film pada umumnya . Tapi cara tidak biasa Joko membuat film low budget dan cerita yang bagus membuat saya salut dgn film ini
I love the idea of showing Jakartas life to audiences, but the plot is too slow. There are so many strange things (ex: they fell in love too fast, why didnt the bad guys just follow Alek&capture Sari then? Also, there are so many stupid things the main characters did). The thing that annoyed me the most is the shaky camera. I know it's a low budget project, but it's not that hard to put a camera on a shelf in a room.