one for the road review

Thai director Nattawut Poonpiriya‘s impossibly stylish high school heist thriller Bad Genius was one of the best hidden gems to emerge from the Southeast Asian region over the past few years, and seemed to signal a bright new filmmaker in the arena who could rival Edgar Wright in breakneck editing and crazy camera acrobatics. That thought occurred to me the first few minutes into Poonpiriya’s latest equally stylish film, One for the Road, but gradually faded as the road trip dramedy took a few too many detours and soapy left turns.

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