Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chai Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers (Poj Arnon, 2006)

Alright, I am getting a little addicted to Thai movies of late. It started with Chocolate. Chai Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers (ไฉไล) came into my Netflix suggestions. A Thai action comedy parody of Charlie's Angels? Sign me up.

So, while this is a parody, it is more of the "Carry On" variety than the Airplane! type. The title is parody in itself, "Chai Lai" being a bit of an "Engrish" jab at the pronunciation of Charlie. They are not trying to make fun of every aspect of Charlie's Angels, but rather take small swipes at the genre itself. For example, the team is undercover trying to protect a little girl that is important to their mission. When she is kidnapped they make chase, and must change out of their disguises into their sexy spy outfits while driving. It is not an overly dirty movie, with no nudity and cartoonish violence. There are a few bits that are somewhat racially or sexually insensitive to Western eyes perhaps. If you have some time to kill and nothing to watch, it is a good choice.

Stars:
  • Bongkoj Khongmalaias as Rose
  • Jintara Poonlarp as Hibiscus
  • Supakson Chaimongkol as Lotus
  • Bunyawan Pongsuwan as Spadix
  • Kessarin Ektawatkul as Poy-sian
Streams on Netflix, as well as Amazon Instant and YouTube PPV ($2.99 on both). If you are on Amazon Prime it is a free rental. The film is in Thai and subtitled in English. Trailer below.

Bongkoj Khongmalai who stars as "Rose"
Supakson Chaimongkol as "Lotus"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article, well researched and not lazy thanks! Too bad there wasn't even 1/2 a boob in the film. Just checking.

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