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Movie: Nasi Lemak 2.0 (辣死你妈) (2011)

Nasi Lemak 2.0 (辣死你妈) (2011) is a Malaysian comedy movie by Namewee, famously known for his controversial songs, videos, etc.

Synopsis from GSC: Young Chef Huang (Namewee) struggles to get his restaurant business going because he cannot adapt to the 'localized' cooking his patrons are looking for. However, contradict to his unpopular cuisine, he is also well-known as 'Hero Huang' in the local neighborhood where he carries out good deed in helping the community until he met Xiao K (Karen Kong) who got him into deep trouble.

In order to get his life and the restaurant business back on track, Chef Huang must now seek help from a mysterious hawker stall lady (Adibah Noor), who summons him to embark on the extraordinary journey of his life. During this self-enlightening experience, he will also meet many 'local heroes' each lending their support to help him re-discover his roots and the real hidden message of 'Nasi Lemak'.


Here are some excerpts from the original article found
here that pretty sums up the entire movie.

  • Wee Meng Chee - better known by the alias Namewee - characteristically pulls few punches in Nasi Lemak 2.0, an unusually daring exploration of a tide of racial distrust that has stoked concern in multi-ethnic Malaysia.
  • The comedy, named after the national rice dish and which opened last week, takes an unflinching but ultimately fond look at many of the racial stereotypes that Muslim-majority Malaysia's various ethnic groups aim at each other.
  • "My message is that the system in Malaysia is unequal... But when we live together, we eat together, there is no racism. I want to show the real Malaysia, how we live together. For 1Malaysia to work we have to be treated equally. I just want to share my music, my creativity with my true feelings without hiding anything," says Wee.
  • Nasi Lemak 2.0 was aimed at internet-savvy Malaysian youngsters fed up with official calls for unity by the Malay-dominated government that has been in power for decades.
  • With its cast of local stars, song-and-dance numbers, martial arts routines, and numerous jokes drawing on current events, the movie has proven a hit with some, and Wee's Facebook page has been bombarded with supportive postings.
  • Nasi Lemak 2.0 may not be perfect, but it has its moments. It's a Malaysian movie, yes, but it is out to make us take a good hard look at ourselves... and laugh.
That's it. Recommended if you enjoy puns and laughs.

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