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Posted November 29, 2014 by

 
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Critics Rating: ★★★ (1 review)
Film Bloggers Rating: ★★ (1 review)

SYNOPSIS

Merasa bahwa sang kekasih, Timur (Reza Rahadian), bukan pria yang tepat untuknya, Aggi (Acha Septriasa) pun meminta putus. Meski demikian, Aggi meminta Timur menemuinya lima tahun lagi. Jika mereka masih sendiri, mungkin mereka memang harus bersama.

Ketika lima tahun kemudian Timur kembali padanya, Aggi memang masih sendiri. Tetapi, untuk membuktikan keseriusannya, ia meminta Timur untuk datang menemuinya setiap minggu. Perlahan tapi pasti, mereka dekat lagi. Timur semakin yakin bahwa ia memang mencintai Aggi. Walaupun begitu, Aggi tetap masih ragu dengan Timur. Apalagi, ketika ditambah dengan kemunculan mantan pacar Timur.

 

Five years ago, Aggi (Acha) and Timur (Reza Rahadian) split. It was Aggi who ended their relationship. Aggi thought, Timur is not for her. Timur, a photographer in Bandung, was too busy with his work. Living and working as a curator at the photo gallery in Yogyakarta. Aggi asked Timur to see him in five years. If they are still single, maybe they do belong to each other.

Five years later, Timur goes to Yogyakarta to reconnect the disconnected. And it turns out Aggi still single. But, Aggi tells that, if Timur does get seriously with her, he must come to Yogyakarta each week and listen to the stories of her failure in love. Her request is met. Slowly but surely, they are close again. Timur increasingly convinces that he does love Aggi, a strawberries enthusiast girl, who is always unpredictable.

In their midst there is Inda (Olivia Jensen), a former Timur girlfriend. Inda and Timur joined the same band. Timur as saxophonist and Inda as singer. And now they are colleague in their office, an advertising agency. Inda still expect Timur’s love.

Inda is the opposite to Aggi. Aggi is spontaneous and explosive, while Inda is very gentle and always careful. Inda fully understand Timur’s workload. While Aggi is always in doubt about his love on work. Inda is in Bandung, while Aggi is in Yogyakarta, and not willing to move from there. Aggi still does not believe him. Aggi’s confusion mounts when Inda comes the day before her wedding. Inda congratulates her and say that Timur looks happy when he is with Aggi. But, before going, Inda says, “You know, he does not like strawberries at all…”

 

General Information

Director: Hanny R. Saputra
Scriptwriter: Oka Aurora, Adi Nugroho, Desi Puspitasari
Cast: Reza Rahadian, Acha Septriasa, Olivia Jensen
Running Time: 84 minutes
Release Date: 9 October 2014

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Not available.

 

CRITICS REVIEW

ABBAS ADITYA (KapanLagi)

Dengan alur cerita acak, sama seperti yang tersaji dalam novelnya, karakter Aggi dan Timur dapat dihidupkan dengan sangat baik. Meski banyak perubahan dilakukan Oka Aurora sebagai penulis skenario, chemistry mereka tetap kuat dan terjaga sehingga tarik ulur hubungan tokoh ini begitu hidup.

Begitu pula dengan tata cara penyajian Hanny R. Saputra sebagai sutradara yang sangat cantik, membuat STRAWBERRY SURPRISE benar-benar manis. Namun di saat lain akan terasa asam akibat lika-liku kisah Aggi dan Timur yang memang membuat penonton geregetan. Rating: ★★★

 

BLOGGERS REVIEW

DANIEL IRAWAN (Dan at the Movies)

Meski dialognya seringkali terasa dipenuhi filosofi buku dan tak bisa benar-benar terasa natural, sayangnya, potensi konfliknya tak pernah mencapai satu titik puncak. Ia hanya bergerak kesana kemari seperti karakter Aggi yang cenderung penuh kebimbangan, dan terus-menerus seperti itu, dimana dua karakternya terus terlihat terlalu santai menjembatani perbedaan persepsi dalam hubungan jarak jauh mereka. Analogi stroberi-nya pun kerap jadi hanya sekedar pelengkap. Hanny R. Saputra pun sepertinya tak yakin benar membesut storytelling dengan alur maju mundur itu buat benar-benar bisa bercerita dengan enak. Di beberapa adegan, bersama editing Aline Jusria, ia berani, bahkan dengan pengaturan wardrobe dan makeup yang bisa ikut menjelaskan alur, tapi kemudian mentah lagi di adegan yang lain. Tanggung-tanggung. But however, chemistry dan akting karakter-karakter utamanya tetap bisa menutupi hal ini agar terlihat tetap punya keseimbangan yang baik. Rating: ★★

 

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Last Updated: 17 December 2014


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