Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Their graduation present was a trip to paradise, but they never thought they would land in hell.
Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
Director: Jonathan Kaplan (Final film)
Two friends go on holiday to Thailand, which is a good idea, but then they meet an Australian dude who charms them, fucks one of them, and convinces them to take a flight to Hong Kong - but as they're about to board, fuckery happens and they're caught with heroin. Was it put there by someone else, or did they try to smuggle it in?
The film tries to play off as a friendship in the midst of a strange, scary place where everything is against them but comes across as tame and doesn't portray Thailand in any favourable way at all: there is only a few nibbles of the beauty which contrasts…
Two naive American girls (Clair Danes, Kate Beckinsale) get mixed up with a mysterious dude and before they know it their busted for smuggling a ton of drugs by the Thai authorities. This movie gets points for really pushing the ambiguity of the girls guilt/innocence but overall it's a pretty lackluster movie experience.
Clair Danes gets a couple strong acting moments but is sabotaged by horrible cornball screenwriting like this gem "That's all freedom is... an illusion!". Bill Pullman fares the best out of everyone as a guy named "Yankee Hank" who tries to help the girls out of prison.
I read a book a while back about a man who was in a Thai prison for over a decade.…
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲10.1 million
Brokedown Palace is a powerful drama film about two friends that are accused of drug smuggling and are sentenced to spend 33 years in prison. The prison they are sent to is nicknamed "broke down palace", and it's a prison that has an awful reputation. Brokedown Palace has a very good cast of actors, and I have to say, Kate Beckinsale really shines here, considering her body of work. This one of her best films, and I also thought that Claire Danes was terrific as well. Some parts of the film are uneven, but for the most part this is a very good drama film that is held together by the performances of its two…
Brokedown Palace is a powerful drama film about two friends that are accused of drug smuggling and are sentenced to spend 33 years in prison. The prison they are sent to is nicknamed "broke down palace", and it's a prison that has an awful reputation. Brokedown Palace has a very good cast of actors, and I have to say, Kate Beckinsale really shines here, considering her body of work. This one of her best films, and I also thought that Claire Danes was terrific as well. Some parts of the film are uneven, but for the most part this is a very good drama film that is held together by the performances of its two leads. This is good film,…
I remember seeing this at video rental stores. I remember its tv spot way back when. I cherish the effect the late nineties had on my character, and watching Brokedown Palace for the first time, I was somehow instantly taken back to when Titan A.E.'s trailer was always popping up and everybody owned Santana's Supernatural. This movie is steeped in that wonderful feeling.
The film on a non-nostalgia level was even better than I imagined it could be. Its Killing-Fields-esque, devastating story of friendship and all-around good script had me compelled thoroughly. Several scenes in particular were very emotive and well executed. Those dramatic climaxes in conjunction with Dane's heartful performance were the highlight of the whole experience. I always…
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I was onboard with this film until the very end when Claire Daine's character Alice, who is to remain in prison indefinitely smiles because "her lawyers are going to continue to fight for her". Dude... - you completely confessed to a crime you may or may not have actually committed - you are never getting out - wipe that stupid smile off your face.
6.3/10 - Mr Pink
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An actually pretty good movie. Good casting. Lesson learned. Dont go to Bangkok.
A tedious bore. I can't really think of any redeeming qualities here. The chemistry between the two leads was unbelievable. The soundtrack was annoying. What's the point? Perhaps to remind you that Midnight Express is a far superior movie than you remember it to be.
Oh my, I don't even know what to say except this was so 90s and Beckinsale was so bad and everything was so trash and melodramatic but it was 90s so it was lit.
Con regia svogliatissima #Bangkoksenzaritorno gioca con la vulgata degli americani ingenui e spontanei. Che si sono cercati ogni loro guaio.
It's certainly no Midnight Express. Despite some decent performances from its two leads, the script and direction never amount to medicare at best.
i mean.... i hate it. but i cant stop watching. I also somewhere in my youth, bought the damn soundtrack. (well, it's not bad, so)
Historically, this is the film where claire danes' crying stopped affecting me.
talk about some racist b.s. This is one of like, i want to say, 4 movies during that time that were facsinated with americans "trapped" in the Thai judicial system. Think "Return to Paradise" but for teens.
Bill Pullman, as i get older, i have more respect for his acting in these shit-tacular movies he did in the mid-to-late 90s.
I dunno. It's a good hate-watch.
bonus points for brief scenes with John Doe (of X fame) and Paul Walker, may he #RIP
Formulaic thriller that's been done so many times before. Bearable in part because of Bill Pullman's talents, but not really worth your time.
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