Brokedown Palace
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Two carefree Americans embark on an overseas vacation that soon becomes a nightmare in this powerful drama. Alice (Claire Danes) is a headstrong teenager who wants to do something different to celebrate her high school graduation, so she persuades her more reserved best friend Darlene (Kate Beckinsale) to join her on a trip to Bangkok. While enjoying sun and scenery, Alice and Darlene meet Nick Parks (Daniel Lapaine), a charming Australian who shows them the sights and sweet-talks Darlene into a romantic assignation, which is something of a surprise to her bolder friend Alice. Nick then… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"about as thrilling as a long line at customs. The screenplay (is)apparently based on those recorded warnings played in airports... Danes and Beckinsale struggle to bring some conviction to a story sorely in need of it."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"...trite, implausible, and annoying."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Perky print ads for this gravely earnest drama suggest a cosmetics campaign and, ironically enough, end up painting a more accurate picture of what the film is really like."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Offensively stupid."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Teenage girls whine and pout in prison. Not as fun as it sounds."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A glossy Hollywoodization of a serious subject that is as far from the bright lights of Hollywood as could possibly be."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Explores friendship as a school of virtue where trust and honesty are always tested."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Far messier and more corrupt than the society it attempts to portray."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
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