When life throws unexpected challenges our way, we often find ourselves making choices we never thought we would. This is exactly what happens in the romantic comedy film, The Con-Heartist, directed by Mez Tharatorn. Released in 2020, the movie combines comedy, crime, and romance genres to take viewers on a rollercoaster ride of plot twists and scams.
The story revolves around Ina, a former banker who finds herself in a tricky situation after being deceived by her ex-boyfriend. Left with a massive debt of 500,000 baht, Ina is desperate for a way out. Enter Tower, a con artist, who teams up with Ina to scam her ex-boyfriend in a carefully plotted revenge plan.
But the story doesn’t end there. Ina receives unexpected help in the form of Ny. Liu, who assists in planning a second scam. However, Ina is faced with a moral dilemma that makes her question her choices. Will she go through with the plan or choose a different path? The movie keeps viewers guessing as the characters navigate their way through a web of deception.
Nadech Kugimiya and Baifern Pimchanok shine in the lead roles, bringing their characters to life with their comedic timing and chemistry. Ina, played by Baifern Pimchanok, is not just a victim seeking revenge; she is also a vlogger sharing her financial struggles and offering tips on how to survive with limited money. This adds depth to her character and allows viewers to connect with her on a personal level.
One of the key moments in the movie comes when Ina, working in a credit service, receives a call from a scammer claiming to be from the Revenue Office. Having learned from her past experience, Ina realizes she is being scammed and decides to turn the tables. She records the conversation, exposing the scammer’s true identity as Tewa Suppapaisan.
In a surprising turn of events, Ina strikes a deal with Tewa. She agrees to delete the recorded conversation if he helps her catch someone. The person in question is none other than her gigolo friend, Petch, who owes her money. The movie takes viewers on a journey of flashbacks, showcasing how Ina first met and dated Petch.
Together, Ina and Tewa embark on a trip to Khon Khaen province to catch the elusive gigolo. Ina, ever resourceful and quick-thinking, offers to lend Petch a large sum of money to help him out of a financial problem. This sets the stage for an intriguing climax as the dynamics between Ina, Tewa, and Petch continue to evolve.
The Con-Heartist is a captivating film that keeps viewers engaged with its blend of humor, crime, and romance. It teaches us that unexpected alliances can form in desperate situations, and people may find themselves making choices they never expected. The performances by Nadech Kugimiya and Baifern Pimchanok bring charm and wit to the screen, making the film a must-watch for fans of romantic comedy.