I couldn't get enough of the shockin non-chemistry in Gerimis Mengundang (2012) the other day, so I thought I'd endure another awkward Indonesian-Malaysian pairin that has the Malaysian half out-acted by leaps and bounds. Chantek (2012) is a resurgent Pierre Andre's vanity project that is fatally flawed (by his own admission) about a Malaysian actor who falls in love with his Indonesian help under bizarre, comical and frankly, quite outrageous circumstances. Don't we all wish we were someone's son, eh? Movie came and went, to the tune of just RM 100,000 at the Malaysian cinemas, accordin to the FINAS jokers. It played for just 12 days. Yikes.
At a glance:
|Love is blind... so fall in love with your Indonesian maid.|
|Pierre Andre keepin up appearances|
with Henri Gundah Gulana (!!!)
Bad news on the doorstep:
|Wannabe moody movie star.|
Twisted genius ooo...
|This movie blinds me.|
Reminds me of:Watchin Pierre Andre and Fasha Sandha in the rom-com 9 September (2007).
Most memorable line:
|Abon & Chew Kin Wah|
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?Obviously the film was badly edited to the point of story suicide.You feel sorry for movies like these. Sincerely hope Pierre Andre will eventually make a good movie one day. ★1/2
|Nurul Ekasari: A blindin beauty, if you'd pardon the pun.|
|R.I.P. singer Arie Wibowo (5 April 1952 - 14 April 2011)|
who immortalised the 1984 Bill and Brod hit Madu Dan Racun,
a number that Pierre Andre confidently bastardised for Chantek.