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"She's sweet but deadly."
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.9  (18,782)

Chocolate is a Thai martial arts film that was released in 2008. Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, the film stars newcomer JeeJa Yanin in the lead role of Zen, a neurologically impaired girl who possesses extraordinary fighting skills. The movie also stars Hiroshi Abe and Pongpat Wachirabunjong in key roles. The story of Chocolate revolves around Zen, who has grown up watching her mother, Zin, work as a debt collector for a gangster. Zen is also the daughter of a retired Japanese Yakuza boss, Masashi, and has inherited her parents' fighting skills. Her neurological condition, which is a form of autism, makes her a gifted fighter with amazing reflexes and near-perfect memory. She can also recall complex fight sequences after seeing them only once.

While Zen's mother dies, she leaves behind a list of names and debts that need to be settled with the gangsters. Zen decides to take on this responsibility and demands that the gangsters pay their debts in full. Zen's keen observation skills and fighting abilities help her to collect the money and pay for her mother's surgery. During this process, Zen comes across a young girl, Moom, who has been kidnapped and forced into prostitution. This prompts Zen to take on the task of rescuing Moom and avenging her tormentors.

Zen's mission of saving Moom and getting revenge on the gangsters becomes progressively more dangerous as the list of enemies lengthens. The fight sequences are beautifully choreographed and executed, highlighting JeeJa Yanin's impressive physical abilities. Zen's natural sense of timing and her ability to predict her opponents' movements makes the action scenes all the more thrilling.

While Chocolate heavily relies on action, it also has a lot of heart. The relationship between Zen and her mother is touching, and the way that the debt-collecting payments are used to fund her mother's hospital expenses is both emotional and inspiring. Additionally, the relationship between Zen and Moom is heartwarming; as Moom acts as the light in Zen's life and provides her with something worth fighting for. Together they take on the villains that have tormented them, showing that these seemingly powerless women can nonetheless be strong and courageous.

In conclusion, Chocolate is an exciting and action-packed movie with a lot of heart. The film features breathtaking martial arts sequences and a heroine who possesses unusual abilities along with a fascinating backstory. The characters are flawed, complex, and multi-dimensional, which endear the audience towards them. Additionally, the themes of female empowerment and familial bonds make this movie an absolute joy to watch. Directed by Prachya Pinkaew and starring JeeJa Yanin in her debut role, Chocolate is a must-see for any martial arts or action buff.

Chocolate is a 2008 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

Where to Watch Chocolate
Chocolate is available to watch free on Plex and Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Philo and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Chocolate for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 50 min
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    6.9  (18,782)