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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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interesting protagonists and fun and thrilling exam-taking experience
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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