Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Just Follow Law

At first we wanted to watch ‘Protégé’ but ended up ‘Just Follow Law’ comedy movie, just hope to get a good laugh after a long tired day.

The film takes a satirical look at the inflexibility of outdated governmental rules and regulations and the rigid mindsets of civil servants who follow rules to a fault, charming and delighting audiences with its humorous and perceptive insights.

My rating: ***

I feel…… Similarly. Because of the office politics, like the one that I mentioned not long ago. Having writing only emails but no communication at all, arrows shooting here and there, and at the end the lower level get to do the entire job. Hypocrite colleagues around you (luckily I have good ones too), no budget for you but always has budget for something the big boss wanted to do. Salary will never be able to catch up with the economics that government claimed is good etc.

The most insulting is when they are writing the emails, seeing the arrows going around the office make us think alike of our own situations.

The funniest part is when four main roles up to the stage to do a last minute performance, ha ha ha simple but I love it.

The touching part is when Tanya Chew (played by Fann Wong) saw how much her mother cares for her, which she did the opposite to her mum. One thing she (he) said: ‘When I am myself, I didn’t see much of me. But when I am you, then I see the true me’. Indeed, most of the time we are in this situation.

Guess it’s time to reflect my true self……… maybe not in another body, but in front of a mirror which tell no lies in this case. Hope my ending like the movie, happily ever after.

1 comment:

Cool Insider said...

I watched the movie too. The initial part was quite fun when they had all the parodies of public sector. Some of them are quite true, while others are just hilarious. Unfortunately, the dramatic part wasn't very well handled and after some time, the movie dragged. Somehow, the sob story component didn't quite resonate with me.