คู่หูของฉัน: My PS Partner
When it comes to romantic comedies, one movie that comes to mind is the Korean film, “My PS Partner.” Originally released in 2012, the movie has gained a following not just in Korea, but also in other Asian countries such as Thailand where it was remade as “คู่หูของฉัน” (My PS Partner in Thai) in 2017. With its unique premise, witty humor, and relatable characters, “คู่หูของฉัน” is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good rom-com.
The movie follows the story of Yoon-Jung, a woman in her thirties who is stuck in a rut both in her personal and professional life. Her relationship with her boyfriend is going nowhere, and her job as a voice actress is not fulfilling. One day, she accidentally calls a stranger while trying to have phone sex with her boyfriend. The stranger on the other end of the line turns out to be Hyun-Seung, a man who is also unhappy with his life and is dealing with his own set of problems.
Despite the awkwardness of their initial encounter, Yoon-Jung and Hyun-Seung continue to talk over the phone and develop a close friendship. They share their struggles with each other and offer support and advice. As they get to know each other more, they start to develop feelings for each other. However, they both hesitate to take the next step because they have never met in person and fear that they may not feel the same way about each other in real life.
The movie tackles various themes such as loneliness, communication, and self-discovery. It highlights the importance of having someone to talk to, even if it is a stranger, and how communication can help alleviate one’s problems. It also shows that sometimes, it takes someone from the outside to see things clearly and help a person realize their true desires and potential. The characters’ development throughout the movie also shows the importance of taking risks and stepping out of one’s comfort zone.
The chemistry between the two main characters, played by Ji Sung and Kim Ah-joong, is one of the highlights of the movie. Their conversations over the phone are funny, endearing, and sometimes awkward. They also have great physical chemistry when they finally meet in person. Ji Sung’s portrayal of Hyun-Seung is both charming and relatable, making it easy for the audience to root for him. Kim Ah-joong’s performance as Yoon-Jung is also excellent, capturing the character’s vulnerabilities and growth throughout the movie.
The Thai adaptation of “My PS Partner” stays faithful to the original storyline but adds some Thai elements to make it more relatable to the local audience. One example is the addition of a Thai pop song to the movie, which became a hit among the Thai viewers. The remake also features Thai actor Sunny Suwanmethanont and actress Davika Hoorne in the lead roles, who both deliver a great performance and have great chemistry.
Overall, “คู่หูของฉัน” is a heartwarming and entertaining movie that is worth watching. It offers a fresh take on the romantic comedy genre and delivers a meaningful message about the importance of communication and self-discovery. Whether you are a fan of the original Korean movie or have never seen it before, the Thai version is definitely worth checking out.