Changeland

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Language, drinking in touching friendship dramedy.

NR 2019 87 minutes

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age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Affectionate movie!

I loved this movie! It was really good and a bit funny. I knew at once I fell in love with in in after a 30 minutes into it! It had me laughing and crying. Some language. Should be rated PG-13: language and some suggestive contents.

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Great messages
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Meh

This movie is more of an advertisement for Thailand tourism than anything else. I loved these actors when I was a teen in the 90s, but this movie was a waste of time. I am a little confused as to why this site only gave the sex rating for this film a 1. They failed to mention the whole reason the main character was in Thailand was for an anniversary trip with his wife. However, he takes the trip with a friend instead because she is busy having an affair with her guitar teacher. Throughout the movie there are several references to the two male friends being married to each other—which starts out as a funny mistake but continues throughout the movie until they eventually they relent and just start saying that yes, they’re married. The dynamic between the friends is very strange. I thought at first they were best friends, then that they were estranged brothers, then I thought maybe they were actually lovers. The main character dances with a Thai tour guide, they start making out and she pushes him into a bathroom, presumably to have sex. Nobody gets naked but there is frequent mention of the wife’s affair and that the main character and his wife stopped having sex, then he has his own affair. He never has any kind of epiphany or moment of enlightenment during the film. You keep waiting for him to find himself but he remains a depressed, cowardly mess throughout. He meets a big guy in a bar named Martin who keeps telling him this will be the best night of his life and I kept waiting for him to have his “aha” moment but it never comes. Even though the two supporting male roles both have painted nails, the main character seems to be the most effeminate of the lot. It is very strange. There is a strange scene where the guy and his friend visit a Buddhist temple and carry out a strange ritual. They actually spend quite a bit of time going into all the details here, but it doesn’t seem to help him in the least.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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