Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bangkok Girl A Documentary about Thailand's Night Life|
Actor: Sirirat Rapsithorn
Director: Jordan Clark
Studio: Repnet Llc Release Date: 05/15/2007
Clueless, stupid, maudlin, pathetic
Bangkok Expat | 05/08/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A poorly made effort, one of the worst and most pointless so-called documentaries I have seen in my life. The filmmaker is obviously totally clueless in regard to his subject. In addition to that, his maudlin commentary makes the film even more unbearable. Over 45 minutes Clark is wallowing in clichés and stereotypes about Bangkok, Thai people and Bargirls, tormenting the viewers with his pointless, pathetic opinions on a subject he so obiously does not comprehend in any way.
I can only agree with a former review: a complete lack of any understanding or comprehension is all this film shows. Total BS from beginning to the end. So stupid and annoying, it makes you angry. Avoid this film at all cost."
Just Glad A Film Like This Exists
Fresh Zucini | 09/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Frankly for those reviewers who have negative things to say, I'm just GLAD that someone with the ability to film as he did, bothered to make a video of this tragic situation which is ALL TO COMMON in Thailand and other "Third World" nations. Shame on yourselves; if you think the film so bad, perhaps you might consider taking measures to help aid in the fight against prostitution and human victimization by, oh, writing to your senators to take action in their international policies against illegal human enslavement, trafficking, etc. Or maybe reaching out to documantarians with donation funds for future Social Documentary projects.
It's bad enough that the first three things people can list about Thailand are: 1. Beaches, 2. Drugs, and 3. PROSTITUTION. In fact, the more people know about the illegal human enslavement/trafficking in Thailand, the more attention will be brought upon these continuous grevious losses of human dignity and life.
JIN | 06/18/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It seems from the negative and hateful comments in the previous reviews that some falang egos may have been bruised by the author's so called "cliches" and "stereotypes." I've lived in Thailand for 11 years myself and, though I'll admit the film's production could have been better, the overall content was good. It was a touching and accurate portrayal of this girl's situation and how her plight effected the author. It gave a much deeper and more personal insight than many of the other high profile documentaries I've watched on this subject. I don't think any of the content of this film was "clueless" or "lacking understanding." Its obvious the intent of the author was not to give some kind of exhaustive portrayal of the situation of these girls. Of course there is more to the subject, but the author even states at the beginning that this is about this one example. Even if her situation isn't the majority, there are still many many girls in the same situation. The film successfully caused me to care about this girl who, by her own admission, believed nobody cared about her."
Sad and poorly made.
A. G. Lawson | Sacramento California | 01/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was expecting at least a half way decent look into the night life of Thailand,i.e.Bangkok. I've been there before and have seen lot's of the going's on there day and night, but this film maker, and i use that characterization loosely, really doesn't know how to film anything like this subject matter. The girl, Pla, has more talent then the film maker himself. I'm totally convinced that the amout of money paid to her for filming her was pennies. I'm sorry i purchased it."