The original teaser was banned by the Thai censors because it was deemed ‘mai mor sum (unsuitable)’ for young adults and Thai society because it showed several ‘almost’ kissing scenes in the film. Young Thai teenagers ‘almost’ kissing while wearing their school uniforms, a big ‘no-no’ and very ‘mai mor sum’.
Thus, the teaser for the film “Love Julinsee (Ruk Man Yai Mak)” was re-edited and now we have a new teaser–something more comical, less serious, less depressing, and we get more shots of the film.
“Love Julinsee” is comprise of 4 stories, 4 couples. The couple and story I’m most interested in is titled ‘Close Friend or Best Friends” which follows the characters of Yok (‘Kao’ Jirayu La-ongmanee) and Eua (‘Mo’ Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen) as they transition from inseparable best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. As inseparable best buds who played, studied, laughed together, they were like attached friend dough sticks, they were happy. When they start dating, their relationship takes a turn for the worst. It becomes more complicated, less laughter, less smiling, less fun.
In one scene around the 2:25 time mark in the teaser, Yok (Kao) is following Eua (Mo) with frustration. He shouts at her, “whatever you want me to do, just tell me. When we were friends we could talk about anything, now that we are dating why can’t we.”
One tears drops and he ends with: ‘why did you ask me to be your boyfriend for?’
Near the end of the teaser, we get to see Yok and Eua joking around. Yok looks at Eua playfully and asked, ‘can you tell me again.’
She quickly looks at him and says, ‘I think of you more than a friend.’
He laughs and a new segment comes up. Yok jokes that when her father comes home, he is gonna ask for her hand in marriage. It’s adorable.
Opening nationwide in Thailand on March 3, 2011.