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Bad Genius (2017)

Chalard games goeng (original title)
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Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying ... Lynn
Eisaya Hosuwan Eisaya Hosuwan ... Grace
Teeradon Supapunpinyo ... Pat
Chanon Santinatornkul ... Bank
Thaneth Warakulnukroh ... Lynn's father
Sarinrat Thomas Sarinrat Thomas ... Headmistress
Ego Mikitas ... STIC Supervisor
Pasin Kuansataporn Pasin Kuansataporn ... Tong
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Pat's father
Kanjana Vinaipanid Kanjana Vinaipanid ... Pat's mother
Yuthapong Varanukrohchoke Yuthapong Varanukrohchoke ... Mr. Sophon
Nopawat Likitwong Nopawat Likitwong ... Exam Proctor
Vittawin Veeravidhayanant Vittawin Veeravidhayanant ... Pat's friend
Suwijak Mahatthanachotwanich Suwijak Mahatthanachotwanich ... Pat's friend
Narwin Rathlertkarn Narwin Rathlertkarn ... Pat's friend
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Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by helping others cheat tests, receives a new task that leads her to Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmate have to finish the international STIC (SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand, before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

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Thailand

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Thai | English

Release Date:

3 May 2017 (Thailand) See more »

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Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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THB 60,000,000 (estimated)
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GDH 559, Jorkwang Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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The phrase 'We get to choose university, the universities don't get to choose us' is not originally in the movie script, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) (Pat) creates it himself during filming. See more »

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Lynn: If you don't cheat,life will cheat on you.
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interesting protagonists and fun and thrilling exam-taking experience
19 November 2017 | by gercsSee all my reviews

Focusing your film on a generally considered boring activity such as exam-taking is on the surface a somewhat misguided notion of entertainment. But then, couple it up with cheating schemes usually makes it a potentially thrilling movie; after all, it really depends on how you execute it. The good thing is that in this film it somehow showed quite clever schemes, but what was really clever is how witty the film gets in order to deliver its weighty message about exam-taking and the so-called success in life in general.

The cheating schemes, especially in the latter part of the film, were delivered with Argo-ish thrill (speaking of the film "Argo") wherein it feels contrived, and of course flawed and inconsistent when it comes to the details; but in contrast to the Argo experience, I find this more enjoyable in a sense that it doesn't have those glaring historical inaccuracies that Argo had (well, this is not a film adapting a specific real-life event from the past unlike Argo).

This film doesn't try hard to be relevant and doesn't convince you to the notion that "hey, I have intelligent characters, and I am showing you exceptional schemes; so you should be amazed" but you can rather sense the good time that they had making this. What's compelling however is that they were able to entertainingly deliver (developing odd characters with awkwardly good chemistry and showing an engaging take on outrageous schemes) their message about what really matters despite the achievements without that self-righteous take. Although the ending feels like a "quick fix" to the meticulously presented moral murkiness and interesting characters, the experience was already fun and memorable.


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