Singapore Panorama: 15th Anniversary of I Not Stupid and Talking Cock
A country with its quirks and all, it is no surprise that I Not Stupid (2002) by Jack Neo and Talking Cock The Movie (2002) by Colin Goh and Joyceln Woo earned a place in the hearts of audiences in the wake of their releases, with authentic on-screen portrayals of the Singapore society back in the day.
From Jack Neo’s social commentary of hot button topics in a high-strung nation such as the education system, to the irreverent imagining of local archetypes and affairs of Colin Goh and Joyceln Woo, the two domestic dramas sparkle with originality and confidence as they poke good-natured fun at Singaporeans, their obsessions, and local politics – an approach rarely seen in Singapore at that time.
I NOT STUPID
From personal perils to the pressures of national policies, this box-office success delivers a rousing social commentary of hot button topics of its time.
TALKING COCK THE MOVIE
Based on TalkingCock.com, the Internet zeitgeist of the early 2000s are satirized with irreverent imaginings of local archetypes and affairs.