Awesome. Having known the concept of the film I thought it would be more disjointed, cold and faddy, but the weight of the words in some of those tweets; succinct and heartbreaking, the way they were brought to life and the depth given to the characters...Perfectly executed and surprisingly warm
A teenager of today with aspirations and purity, get a reality check about happiness, love, dreams and life. All of the above presented via twitter posts. Have we all ever felt like that?Did we ever disappointed because they didn't let us achieve our dreams?What Boyhood left unsaid, Thamrongrattanarit presented gracefully and really touched me. Obviously I didn't expect that in the first few minutes of the film
irreverently toys with tone - from quirky to tragedy - in a way which will wrongfoot many - has some great lines - i screenshot this film to death - to me is a companion piece to raya martin's 'how to disappear completely' - rewards patience & helps if you already know that twitter is the epic poetry of the epoch & the trivialisation & fetishisation of young girls' emotions is what the internet runs on - i loved it
This film took me by surprise. Some of the "posts" or lines are very deep and serious, inspired by Buddhism mainly. It's about dreams vs reality. The film is humorous generally, but has an aura of sadness, loneliness and melancholy around it (at least that's how I felt about it). Very good acting, interesting location. Excellent!
"Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy" is very relevant to our social media crazed age. It captures quite beautifully the often surreal intertwining of the real and the virtual - a narrative based on the erratic, fractured and twisted glimpses of reality that the virtual world mirrors. A Godardesque coming of age story that is both cheerful and deeply unsettling. A little slow, hard to get used too, but altogether great.