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Movie – Sang Pemimpi

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Bermimpilah, maka Tuhan akan memeluk mimpi-mimpi itu

“Dreams, Than God will embrace that dreams”.

Sang Pemimpi movie (2009), undoubtably, is one of the most anticipated movie in 2009. I’ve got too busy to review it after watched, but now I’ll review as usual.

Sang Pemimpi (based on novel Sang Pemimpi)

Sang Pemimpi (The Dreamer) is the sequel of Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Troops), which both of them based on novels of the same title written by Andrea Hirata.

As a sequel of Laskar Pelangi, while focused in Ikal’s Childhood, Sang Pemimpi focused on his adolescent life.

Ikal, now together with his Cousin, Arai and their friend, Jimbron got to the First built Senior High School in Belitong. The film mainly focuses on their life during these teenager times. It’s not just matter of  changes places, it shows the alteration of thought over the course of times. When we realize, the group not only showed the desire of studying, but also  youth desire of maturity, hard work to fulfilled their stomach by their own, to get loved, and most importantly: learn how to dream and get hold of that dream.

For addition, the movie also shows us how Ikal and Arai meet, how they meet Jimbron, and a glimpse of their childhood. The movie also shows how Ikal and Arai get their dream comes true, not bombastic miracles like other Indonesian’s film do, but a sweet fruit after great hard work.

This movie has too much aspect to discuss, from the light problem such as the group’s mischieveous act into heavy one such as: The Reality of Indonesian’s worker. This movie also  showing sarcasm of national problems (shown as Father Geovany who always accompanying Jimbron to Mosque, which showing critical problems nowadays, religion difference, isn’t a matter at all), and tons of touching scene which teach audience about sincere and hard work.

Personally, the most touching scene for me is when Ikal’s father (played by Mathias Muchus) comes to his school, to get his school report, when the end of terms comes. And this times, he must sit on back of the class (the chair’s formation is based on the grade of the student’s), before, he sits on the front seat which means, his son’s grade has gotten down. This chair formation has been listed on the invitation of each parent’s. The father still comes with his pride clothes, safari empat saku (four pocket safari jacket), with his usual smiles, this quite father does not comment anything about his son’s grade. He pat his son’s shoulder, just as usual he does, greeting him as he always do. This reality hurts Ikal’s heart, which feels betraying his father’s dreams, but his father still considering him as his valued and prided son. Soon, Ikal found himself chase his father’s bike, crying and apologizing to his father then pedaling his father’s bike back home.

This movie, though the content is not as strong as the prequel, but has richer aspect to considering and to view lifes.

A standing applause should be sent to Rendy Ahmad, the actor of teen Arai, who has portrayed this character so perfectly, the artist of daily life, the dreamer, the focus of this movie. I should said his acting has drowning other teen’s acting and as Veris Yamarno does as Mahar in the prequel, he is the most shining rising star.

The second applause should sent to Mathias Muchus, this experienced actor has showing the audience the huge love of a father, even without words. Honestly, I  know Sang Pemimpi will get into the screen too as I know Mathias got the role of Ikal’s father in Laskar Pelangi Movie. I know this, because he is one of the actor I believe could deliver the sincere love of Ikal’s father, and since I know Ikal’s father won’t get much scene on Laskar Pelangi (in the novel and in the movie), I know there’ll be sequel.

Other’s actor played well, except for Ikal’s teen actor, Vikri Setiawan who still caught frozen on the screen and Ikal’s mother, Rieke Dyah Pitaloka, whose accent need improvement. I give all the musician who has played in this movie a thumb, no one will expect they could play that good! For Nazril Ilham, though his role is small, I sincerely said you’ve work hard, I don’t get a flaw to criticize your udik accent, and how you pronounce boi is just like an udik said that word! LOL! Thank you so much!

Thank you very much for Riri Riza, Mira Lesmana and all the crew of  who has not betraying the novel readers, and keep the important aspects of this novel. Though this film not as strong (I use ‘strong’ to shows my impression) as Laskar Pelangi, this film is still one of the most inspirative one I’ve found until now.

This movie is undoubtedly, full of inspiration, and overly recommended for the one who awaiting motivation.


Author: reglest

Kind of shout out person, like to think throughly, love to speak honestly.

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