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THE SPERM (Thailand)


Genre: Comedy
Director: Taweewat Wantha
Starring: Puttipong Sriwat, Pimpaporn Leenutapong
Rating: NC-16 (Some Sexual Content)
Year Made: 2007




Languages: Thai
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Running Time: 1 hr 33 mins
Format: VCD

Distributor: Innoform Media




Suthin is a young man who sells clothing in the Ramkhamhaeng. He fantasizes a model actress Lammy. Suthin has his ups and downs, his hard rock band which he started with his 3 best friends has always kept him going on until something strange happened.

It all started when girls throughout Bangkok began falling pregnant for no apparent reason. The entire pregnancy period lasted only 24 hours and by the next day hundreds of babies were born with a surprising similarity to either Suthin or Lammy and they were growing at an exaggerated rate. Suthin is harassed by the police and he has to go into hiding. How will he be able to appear in a major concert, his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?


With an extremely in-your-face and explicit title like The Sperm, what more do you expect? Director Taweewat Wantha's sex comedy has so much ingredients in its broth, that what comes out as a result is a rather messy anti-climax if you'd anticipated just the kind of low brow, below the belt comedy that this would have become.

Suthin (Puttipong Sriwat) is a rock star wannabe, and in life he has only two obsessions, that of rock music, and the hottest model-actress in town, Lammy (Pimpaporn Leenutapong), whom he fantasizes about almost every moment. After a disastrous first meeting with Lammy having won a contest, his rock band buddies decided that alcohol isn't enough to drown his woes, and provides him with contraband Viagra. And in a mad twist of fate, he begins to wank and has his bodily fluids ejaculated into a drain, which in comedic terms, calls for an out of this world outbreak when his mutated semen begins improbable impregnation of almost every female in the city.

That's when the movie couldn't decide which direction it wanted to head out to, and began to tangent from every conceivable genre, from teenage sex comedy to science fiction and paying homage to monster movies, including zombie-like children with Suthin's facial features hunting for their common object of desire, Lammy. It's actually so ludicrous in its premise, you do not know whether to laugh along, or laugh at the film. Take for instance, watching children (with cheesy special effects of having a superimposed face) masturbate and shooting their load as part of their life cycle? Or for reasons, having a city attack in the veins of Honey I Blew Up the Kid?

It's effects-laden, though some quite rough and not of the usual quality that a typical audience would have normally been accustomed to. Animation was injected at regular intervals, the bulk of which is concentrated at the opening credits, which took 20 minutes to appear, and is very much integrated to the development of the plot, with some biological lessons as well). It is reminiscent of cheesy 80s B-grade movies, and if the purpose of The Sperm is to replicate those moments, that without a doubt it had succeeded. Moreover, it's always nice to have a pretty face (make that two) in the movie, with a rather impish Pimpaporn as Lammy the model, and Dollarous Dechapratumwan playing the very hot-hot-hot daughter of a scientist (Somchai Sakdikool).

Despite its premise, The Sperm still remains rather "kid" friendly, in that there's little to see during its purported raunchier sequences, the best which involves a lap dance which unfortunately wasn't given a lengthier runtime (Gee I need a cold shower now).


Review by Stefan Shih


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