Sunday, August 26, 2012

#republiktwitter (movie)


It’s an Indonesian movie title and I was accidentally watched it when I woke up from napping.

The story is about Sukmo who’s much known on twitter world. Sukmo’s tweets are quite inspiring for some people and one of them is Hanum. Sukmo lives in Yogyakarta and he decides to visit Jakarta for the holiday. He lives with Andre, his college friend, and meet Andre’s girlfriend, Nadya, a senior high student (who loves tweeting).

Sukmo’s main reason to visit Jakarta is because he wants to meet Hanum. But when the day to meet comes, Sukmo loses his courage seeing Hanum’s classy office appearances, also to see she’s with a good looking guy whose looking classy as well. Hanum feels kind upset because Sukmo cancel the meeting and thought that what her friend’s saying was true, “what’s good on the internet is not always good for reality”.

In the mean time, Andre starts to feel upset with Nadya’s behavior that always look at her cell phone. Andre upsets because Nadya seems more concern about her followers on twitter than to have a good time with him. Andre takes away Nadya’s cell phone, but then she threatening to break up if Andre doesn’t give the cell phone back.

While losing self confidence, Sukmo takes an offer to do a “PR” work. His main job is to make positive tweets to make one person get known and become trending topic on twitter. Sukmo succeed and the boss rewards him and his friends.

At the same time, Hanum facing trouble at her work place. Hanum always wanted to become an investigation reporter, but she feels she can’t do much at her current job and add with one co-worker that always take advantage of her hard work.

When Hanum and Sukmo finally meet, she’s disappointed with Sukmo who’s dressing up not in the way she’s expecting. Hanum thought that Sukmo would be as easy going as his tweets, and not dressing as classy as someone she knows. In the confusion of her future, her works, and the demands from her father for a better job, Sukmo comes to the rescue saying that he and some friends are making tweet false to make one person become famous. Sukmo says that Hanum can write a cover story about it. Hanum feels save and they become close.

Troubles come when the identity of the person is reveal, he’s Nadya’s father. Also, Hanum’s boss demands that the names involved in the case to be reveal on the article. Sukmo gets scolded by his friends and their work gets shut down. Sukmo feels disappointed with Hanum who had promise won’t reveal any name. Sukmo decides to go back to Yogyakarta and finish his thesis.

Soon after, Andre follows Sukmo to Yogyakarta and he also brings Hanum and Nadya who say that the entire problem had been settling. Her father was being used and doesn’t know anything about the tweets. While Hanum investigate further about the true suspect of the case and so clearing all the names. Sukmo’s friends even get to work with Nadya’s father. Sukmo and Hanum finally get back together.

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Notes from me

I get impressed with Sukmo’s easy going attitude and wise words. He seems can comfort people with his actions and words. I really like seeing his friendship with Andre (^^).

I completely agree with Sukmo’s word saying that today’s generation is “generasi menunduk”. It means that they are always looking down at the cell phone, though Sukmo is also active on twitter. Do you ever notice that people on the street, on the train, on the bus, on the restaurant etc, they are always busy looking at their cell phone. They don’t talk with people they are being with. I do the same, and I feel sorry about it. It’s not supposed to be like that. People’s real relationship is with another people, not with some kind of device. Must put that on mind and change it.

I also laugh when Sukmo had a conversation with his boss about girl. His boss said that girls are like monkey, they won’t change branch to hold if the other branch isn’t looking strong to grip. The branch referring to man, and so man must be strong in every way (finance for sure) to make the girl (aka monkey) switching to him. I laugh because I found it’s quite suitable. I’m not like that of course since I’m not a monkey, I’m a polar bear and polar bear doesn’t switch branches (XD).

Sukmo says to Andre that he must understand Nadya’s behavior of more concern about her followers than her own boyfriend. Nadya is still teenager, and so Andre must understand her. Okay, that makes some point…a little…until when Andre have to be patience with Nadya’s childish behavior? If I was Andre, and Nadya threat to break up because I demand more attention from her than staring at the cell phone, I would answer, “FINE!” and leave (XD).     

I don’t like romance. Because love makes people do stupid things. Sukmo is in love with Hanum that he reveals what he’s been doing so Hanum can make a story for her job. Sukmo can’t believe that Hanum “betray” him. Are you stupid, mo? Well, between being stupid and honest is like a thin line…so yeah…maybe he’s on that thin line (XD). Anyway, that’s the storyline and I can’t demand much, can I? I remember one song from The Changsuters (Indonesian band), “girls are the world’s poison”, again…how very true that is (XD).

One typical plot is when Sukmo’s vespa broken and so he and Hanum had to walk back to Hanum’s home. Sukmo jokes asking a kiss from Hanum that quickly leave. But then Hanum gets back and kisses him. Suddenly the broken vespa fix by itself. What a typical of romance plot.

Overall, it’s quite a good movie. I enjoy it. I just don’t like the romance parts (XP). And hopefully also I can manage this tweeting addicted (XP). 

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