Lost In Thailand Reviews
A crazy story of two colleagues from the same company trying to find their boss to sign a power of attorney for an international contract for a newly invented "super gas", started in China and followed in Thailand where most of the action was happening. A screenplay full of action and funny situations included a third character, confused onion cake maker who doesn't seem all there, trying to fulfil a list of dreams... while leaving his tour group to follow his new "friend" who is just using him. The trio Xu Zheng, Wang Baoqiang, and Huang Bo were perfectly cast and chemistry between them was so obvious that the atmosphere created had to be fun - no other result was possible.
Be ready for laughs all around 105 minutes while watching this action filled Chinese comedy perfectly suited for any age (most of the time)... if you are watching the movie with elderly or youngsters maybe there is a need to explain the ladyboys in some of the scenes! Have fun!
Possibly, being a product of a democratic environment, I was incapable of grasping what qualifies as entertainment in an authoritarian milieu. At best, a morality theme: minimal spiritual enrichment comes to those who blindly quest for notoriety and wealth; geared to the most simplistic of souls. Supremely silly, the major actors bare a pathetic resemblance to the "Three Stooges"; their jejune histrionics illicit groans, not giggles. That being stated there were a few moments of splendor: Thailand and its majestic temples, shimmering, lustrous landscapes, untraveled, pristine roads, contrasted with state-of-the-art airports, cell phone dilemmas, lend a satisfying juxtaposition between two disparate worlds.
Publilius Syrus, a Latin mime writer in the 1st century BC, wisely wrote: "Fortune makes a fool of him she favors too much". In "Lost in Thailand" the foolishness oozes from the screen, suffocating the viewer.