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Beautiful Boxer Review


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If you don't book a ticket for Thailand the minute you finish watching Beautiful Boxer then you weren't paying attention. Writer/director Ekachai Uekrongtham takes you on a hugely entertaining tour of the country, racing from gorgeous mountaintop farms to Buddhist monasteries to the frantic streets of Bangkok while telling the true tale of one young man's Rocky-like quest to be the best... but with a very big twist. Million Bhat Baby, anyone?

The amazing Asanee Suwan stars in the extremely challenging role of Nong Toom Parinya Charoenphol, a teenage transvestite who somewhat reluctantly kickboxes his way to fame and fortune in order to help out his impoverished family and save up for gender reassignment surgery. That's a lot for one movie to tackle, but Beautiful Boxer cheerily accommodates everything: the family struggles, the Buddhism, the sexual identity crisis, the training, the fighting, and the lip gloss.

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