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Sex-comedy, the pursuit of happiness?

  • Iwan Seti and Drupadi

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Jakarta   /   Sun, May 11 2008   /  12:37 pm

There is no time like the weekend to see what's new at the movies. The themes of local movies are basically the same; whether it's a heart-pounding horror story or a breathtaking romance. But there is also something new on offer: Sex-comedy. In Namaku Dick (My Name is Dick), Bama (Tora Sudiro) is thrown into a panic when a voice greets him in the bathroom. Is it a ghost? Is it his conscious? No, it's his penis talking. Although no one else can hear it, the "birdie" won't shut up, giving a running commentary on the life of the playboy architect. Bama's doctor can't say what's wrong with him, so he consults a dukun (shaman), who advises him to come clean with all his lovers about his cheating ways. In the process, the dukun says, Bama will win the heart of the girl he's loved since elementary school, Tiara (Marissa Nasution) The 80s ...