Hmm…I can’t say this is Tata Young’s film, she is not even part of the main cast, she is probably just doing a less than 10 minute cameo to boost interest for the film.
Also, it is an Indie flick, so we might never get a chance to see it, if we don’t live near a major Film festival city.
The real stars for this film are Kip Pardue and Napakprapa ‘Mamee’ Nakprasit (from the “Art of the Devil”, Thai horror film franchise). Kip is from that really terrible car racing movie “Driven” with Sylvester “Steroids” Stallone and Burt “Too many face lifts” Reynolds. Even on cable TV, I didn’t want to watch it.
Gof Akara is once again portraying a Muay Thai boxer, he was a boxer in the award winning film “Muay Thai Chaiya”. There is a part of me that suspects that the casting director saw him in “Muay Thai Chaiya” and decided to typecast him as a boxer in this film. Singer and nang’ek in many lakorns Tong Pakkaramai will be portraying his gf.
BITTER SWEET (Feature – 2008)
Gentre : Romantic Comedy
Location : (Krabi, Bangkok) Thailand
Time : Present Day
Writer/Director : Jeff Hare
Producer : Urs Brunner and Jon Karas
‘BITTER/SWEET’ is a character-driven romantic comedy, while at the same time, also a classic, ‘fish-out-of-water’ story. The movie is the story of American executive and coffee expert Brian Chandler (Kip Pardue), who seemingly has a ‘perfect’ life. However, things begin to change for Brian after his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins (James Brolin) sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase.
Upon arrival, Brian meets Ticha (Napakprapa ‘Mamee’ Nakprasit), a Bangkok PR executive who takes care of Thailand’s glamorous multi-talent diva Tata Young (Tata Young.) Busy herself with work, Ticha has long-since given up on the prospects of finding true love. At the urging of her coffee farmer parents with the hopes that Brian will purchase his coffee there and save the village from cutthroat middlemen, Ticha takes on the task of bringing Brian to the coffee fields of Southern Krabi, and reconciling with her past.
Ticha’s fierce sister Mint (Pakaramai ‘Tong’ Potranan) and her handsome boxing boyfriend Komane (Akara ‘Gof’ Amatayakul), her outgoing best friend Mook (Kalorin ‘Kal’ Nemayothin) and Mook’s outrageously funny expatriate boyfriend Werner (Spencer Garrett), not to speak of Brian’s fiancee Amanda (Laura Sorenson) give interesting sub plots to the story.
Brain and Ticha are the ‘same sides of a different coin’ so they butt heads constantly, to great comic effect. However, as their journey leads them from the cosmopolitan bustle of Bangkok to the picturesque limestones surrounded coffee plantations of Krabi, both Brian and Ticha begin to realize they were made for each other.
Source: www.tatayoungworld.com and Pantip forum