Tuesday, May 12, 2009

sold to SELL OUT! ($311.0u7!)

supposing i told you i loved you
supposing i said i couldnt get you out of my head
supposing that's what i said
would you hold my crush against me?
would you turn and say to me...

you're not my type
don't get your hopes all high
i wouldn't sleep with you
till the day i die
oh no!

'You're Not My Type', soundtrack from 'Sell Out!'


Oh, just go and watch this really hilarious movie already.

Bucketloads of guffaws, guaranteed. Part art-film, part-musical, mostly-parody, all Malaysian. Regardless of the fact that the main actor is half-English.

It was an adhoc decision to watch this movie last Sunday, and how glad we were that we did as we chanced upon the director Yeo Joon Han and main cast Peter Davies afterwards, where to our pleasant surprise they so sportingly dragged their chairs to our table and we talked about the film, movies in general, living in Cheras/Ipoh/East Msia, teachers who had the idea that 'suspenders' and 'spender' are the same thing as well as the merits of a french boyfriend and more till the wee hours of the morning over some overpriced cups of coffee and an uneaten slice of cake. It was quite amusing to have the director himself admitting stuff like 'that thing in the scene? no meaninglah, it's there coz it was there, aiya even i didn't notice'.

Sell Out! is a labor of love and it shows.

The film prods at artsy films, reality shows, local entertainment industry, big corporate conglomerate practices, irritating things that happens in life, the human fixation on some absurd matters and such. You'd be able to identify with the quirky happenings all along the movie, and would more often that not suddenly burst into laughter either inward or outwardly at even the smallest things. The songs are real gems and I have You're Not My Type playing over and over in my mind. Who could ever thought of making a sickly man sing his poem of love before his moment of death be a pitiful and funny scene at the same time? Who would ever thought of singing the lines of 'Money, why do you love rich people' to a torn RM50 note?

As some of the jokes are just snippets of a second, I'm definitely giving it a repeat visit to catch them again.

More info on Sell Out! at Amokfilms site here.

[Everyone has his price. Sigh.]


liniminimo said...

hey, anyone know where to find the soundtrack??? i love that song also!!

McGarmott said...

Just dropping a note. Those who are interested in getting the soundtrack - I know a lot of people are addicted to the song “You’re Not My Type” - well, you can! By now most Rock Corner shops as well as a few other CD stores would have had stocks of the soundtrack CD to sell.

And, okay, I know the temptation is there to download the songs illegally … but director Joon Han stated that he used his own money to fund the printing of the soundtrack CD and is dependent on it for his income, so do support original in this case, please!

Ted said...

Thanks for the info McGarmott.
Also, it's amusing to note that according to Joon Han the actors / actresses sing all the songs themselves!