Fast & Feel Love - Review (London Film Festival 2022)
Why Can't We Stack Cups Forever? 3 / 5
Directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit.
When a world champion of sport stacking is dumped by his long-time girlfriend, he has to learn basic adulting skills in order to live alone and take care of himself.
Never have I been so invested in speed cup stacking.
Fast & Feel Love is an intense and hilarious satire that pokes fun at every cliché it can get its hands on. Its creative style and meta nature mean it can easily parody Hollywood's best while putting its own unique spin and visual flair onto making the mundane exhilarating to watch.
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit writes and directs this sharp film that uses familiar cinematic tropes to pull us into this intense world where cup stacking is life but Nat Kitcharit's Kao's journey to greatness it halted as he has to learn how to be an adult. The performances are really what make this, even supporting characters get their moment shine, all having a part to play.
Though it stays entertaining throughout, its 2+ hour runtime is really what lets it down. There is no reason for it to be this long and with a tighter edit, I feel it could have made more of an impact, especially in its strong third act.
An unexpected but welcome way to close out another incredible year of London Film Festival. Now, where do you buy a cup stacking set in 2022?