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Bitter/Sweet (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 2009 (USA)
Brian, an American businessman, is sent to Thailand in search of local coffee plantations to purchase, but he ends up finding more than just coffee, and that the original purpose of the trip might not even be about coffee after all.

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Brian Chandler
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Calvert Jenkins
Napakpapha Nakprasitte ...
Ticha
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Werner
Carolyn Supaluck Neemayothin ...
Mook (as Kalorin Supaluck Neemayothin)
Laura Sorenson ...
Amanda
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Komaen
Pakkaramai Potranan ...
Mint
Viyada Umarin ...
Nee
Sompob Benjathikul ...
Pong
Tata Young ...
Tata Young
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Stan Berg
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American Tourist
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Café guy
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American businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful fiancée. When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok executive who has long-since given up on the prospects of finding love. At the urging of her old village and her coffee farmer parents, Ticha brings Brian to the coffee fields of Southern Krabi, with the hopes that Brian will purchase coffee there. The only problem with this plan is that Brian and Ticha absolutely can not stand to be around each other. As they go from the cosmopolitan bustle of Bangkok to the pristine, white sands beaches of Krabi, their relationship becomes more than just a coffee deal. Written by Ivan Rothman

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Comedy | Romance

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Way better than I had any expectation of
21 July 2011 | by (Albuquerque, NM USA) – See all my reviews

Syncretism: The amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought. Just what I wanted and needed to see on this particular night of viewing.

There was no lingering bad aftertaste. Throughout the movie are scenes of people briefly reflecting on, and then reconciling with and dismissing their old lives and actions, and starting completely anew. Landlocked, deep inside a continent, this attitude, way of life, world view, is so hard to relate to, that such a movie is a desperately needed breath of sea air.

Sure, there are minor weaknesses; the native (or not native? he looked like a pudgy Chinese mandarin) coffee buyer was badly handled; it doesn't effect the outcome. The efflorescence of the lush vegetation, culture and women from the sand and rain, that's what's important.

The simple production emphasizes the fragility of the relationship between the two cultures, and in a good way. Highly recommended.


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