Baby and I caught the movie, “We Not Naughty” last Friday [20 January 2012] and here’s what we think of the movie.
The movie was directed by Jack Neo and it was released last Thursday [19 January 2012].
The movie plot is as follows:
Wei Jie and Jian Ren are best of friends in school, and they both face their share of family problems; Wei Jie has a gambling addict father and his mother who does not think highly of him always condemns him. Jian Ren comes from a well-to-do single parent family but has an estranged relationship with his mother. He becomes rebellious to spite his mother and even becomes a runner for the loansharks. They both share the talent and interest on gadgets inventions but their efforts are never recognized.
CK, as their lecturer, tries to build a rapport with the boys but ends up being snubbed. His patience pays off and the boys end up seeking help from him for their family problems. CK even help the boys to create an invention for a competition.
However, their invention is misused by the loansharks and in an attempt to stop that, CK, Wei Jie and Jian Ren’s lives are at risk.
The movie trailer is as follows:
Our Review of the Movie:
Most of the time, Baby and I were both laughing non-stop in the theatre together with other fellow movie-goers and this is only because, this movie brings with it a good sense of humour. I have to say, both Shawn and Joshua acted really well and majority of the casts were very compatible for their respective roles. While somehow the storyline is predictable, it indeed portrays the harsh reality of the challenges and obstacles that youths are very vulnerable to. We also noticed that certain portions of the film may also have been edited and replaced with new scenes because of the sensitive topic with regards to foreign talents. Though many have criticised Jack Neo’s latest film, probably due to stereotyping, both baby and I felt that this film could relate to us and we both felt that it was truly original, heart-warming, and of course, funny! So, if you’re game for a time to laugh off your stress and worries, you might just want to consider catching We Not Naughty.