Passport to Love Movie Review
This is my first Vietnamese movie that I have seen and it was not that bad. I recently went to a new Vietnamese restaurant, which I soon will post pictures and details about, so I thought I might try this movie out. Yesterday I signed up for a 30 day free trial to Netflix and this was one of the movies they recommended I watch. I rarely watch these kind of movies, but I would much rather watch a romantic comedy over a horror flick or some sad story. I usually enjoy watching comedies, action and non-fiction movies. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, if I want to watch something scary or sad, I’ll turn to the news! lol
I will be honest and say that since this is the only Vietnamese movie I have seen, I am not very familiar with the actors and actresses or the director. But the directing style seemed comparable with Hong Kong director Patrick Kong (yes I like a lot of his films, despite the reviews on lovehkfilms.com). I like the simplistic camera angles that draw attention to the character when needed and the environment when each character is depicted in a new location. The storyline was easy to follow and even though it was suppose to be a romantic comedy there was no happy ending. Two Vietnamese guys travel to the United States to pursue a better life. The protagonist leaves his fiance behind in Vietnam to earn a bachelors degree in the United States. As the movie progresses he begins to fall in love with another woman.
I liked this film for several reasons, it was a nice chance of immersing into the Vietnamese culture, it showed the conflict between a dominant culture and a sub culture, the film was nicely shot, the storyline was okay and I thought one of the lead females was extremely cute :P Here is a photo of her to the left of this paragraph. Anyways I think if your interested in Vietnam or the Vietnamese language, this may be a potential movie pick! I enjoyed it and I hope you will also.