Cinta Dalam Kardus (2013)
This film tells about Miko (Raditya Dika), who believes that love is demanding; he can never accept someone as they are. “I love you just the way you are” means goodbye. And that’s what he feels at the moment as his relationship with Putri (Anizabella Lesmana) has already reached that point. He wants to quit it.
One day Miko wants to try a stand up comedy act. He wants to do something fresh in his life. His friend, Rian (Ryan Adriandhy), doubts him but Miko is unstoppable. Before leaving, Miko is surprised to find a cardboard box full of souvenirs of his 21 ex-crushes.
Mas Anca (Hadian Saputra), Miko’s houseboy, should’ve disposed of the box. Incidentally Miko has forgotten to inform him where he kept it. Irritated, Miko takes it with him. He plans to get rid of it later on.
In the cafe where the stand up acts are organised, Miko still carries the box, not being able to dispose of it yet. He’s having a simple idea in his mind, to conquer the stage, babble, and relieve his stress. But a couple of teenage lovebirds in front of the stage, Caca and Kipli, distract him and even the audience.
Miko is fed up with the sight. And when he hears them calling each other’s name by Father and Mother, he runs out of patience. Miko drops his stand up material and changes his agenda: he wants to convince the audience that love is overrated.
To support his arguments, he brings the box on to the stage. Using the souvenirs of his ex-crushes and the stories each they have, he wants to present the fact that love has been “overpriced”.
At first Caca and Kipli disputed his claims, but slowly Miko can turn the cafe’s mood from nice to gloomy as people start to get skeptical too. Carried away with his own act, Miko even decides to break up with Putri in a careless way: via Twitter.
However a pebble of coral stone inside the box throws him upside down. Can love really be what it is? Or should it be? Is it the real comfort zone or an ever-growing high-risk domain?