Alice and Darlene, best friends, decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate high-school graduation. While there, they are befriended by charming Australian rogue Nick Parks. Nick convinces them to take a weekend side trip to Hong Kong, but at the airport, they are busted for smuggling drugs. They are convicted in a show trial and sentenced to 33 years; in desperation, they contact Yankee Hank.
There was a chance for this to be a compelling film, but Brokedown Palace plays it way too safe. In striving to make an Oscar-bait picture, the film stumbles on several levels.
Yli-ystävällinen jäbä tarjoaa bestiksille lennot Hongkongiin. Reissu stoppaa turvatarkastukseen. Haiskahtaa lavastukselta.
Positiivisesti yllättävää draamaa “Syyllinen kunnes toisin todistetaan” -teemalla.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've always loved this movie. The idea of going to Thailand for a summer and living care-free always seemed so appealing. The fact that they end up in prison always seemed so unfair. The worst part is that they never really tell you which of the two girls did it. The sacrifice one makes for the other, however, is what made it so great.
Great performances by two hot young girls running into trouble.