Watching Thai romantic comedy Friend Zone feels quite like being in one: you’ll experience the fun of having a close friendship and the frustration of unrequited love.
Ever since they met at secondary school 10 years ago, Palm (Naphat Siangsomboon) has been “friend zoned” by his best friend Gink (Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul).
Palm has never stopped caring about Gink, even though he was once turned down by her. Even after he enters the workforce and starts dating other girls, he always shows up when Gink needs him.
The leads share lovely on-screen chemistry and both give compelling performances. Siangsomboon melts hearts with his portrayal of the sweet and caring Palm, while Luevisadpaibul does a good job of playing the emotionally complex Gink.
Though she appears to enjoy having Palm at her beck and call, we learn that Gink has some insecurities when it comes to romantic relationships.
The side characters and witty script add a lot of humour, keeping the film entertaining from beginning to end. However, though the film is overall lighthearted, there are also a few emotionally stirring moments sprinkled in.
The upbeat and laugh-inducing Friend Zone will appeal to anyone who’s been through a similar situation themselves.