I went to this film prepared to like it with passion, having liked some of the earlier works of Mr. Yuthlert Sippapak, the director. What's not to like? A strong sense of nostalgia, the disappearing beauty of Thailand's rural innocence, and a puppy love story. It should have made a highly watchable film. It is indeed watchable, production-wise. Cinematographic works are well-done. Same level of quality for editing and original soundtrack. Then, everything collapses. Yuthlert's past success might have given him enough confidence to advertise a self-portrait, hoping that the audience would be crazy about him as he himself probably was, having made millions for Thai film investors to justify it. Yuthlert could not have been more wrong. The film turned excessively self-indulgent from early on. It was a big- screen masturbation of a Thai film director. Flat humours are funny only for Yuthlert. Romance is romantic only for Yuthlert. Plot holes are irresponsibly left throughout the films as Yuthlert had failed to care about other people's perception of realism. Years ago, the nostalgic "Fan Chan" became unexpectedly successful. The teens of the 1980's and 1990's turned up in long cues to capture their time in capsule. I personally believe that the investors of this one film had been led to believe that they were to have another Fan Chan on their hands. Now, they should realise how unwise they had been. Yuthlert should look back with his past glory with pride, since the future is now very uncertain for him. "The Chaingkan Story" is ultimately an embarrassment of Thailand's great movie-making skills and an exceptionally stupid storytelling.