Teoh's second hand washing machine has a life of her own: she washes when she wants to and stops when she feels like it. When Teoh discovers the secret soul of this temperamental slave, he exploits her for all his other household chores. And then he pimps her out to strangers. When middle-aged widower Mr. Wong takes her in, his prodigal son immediately tries to seduce her, while his petulant daughter becomes more and more suspicious. In this off-kilter dark comedy, the effects of alienation and desperation in the increasingly commodified city of Kuala Lumpur will spiral before you like a dry spin in slow motion. Written by
Pang Khee Teik
Over the years I have gotten used to slower-pace movies originating from Asia. Most of these made up for the agonizing lack of speed by a truly original story, mind-blowing performances, a great soundtrack and magnificent highlights that outweighed the pauses in between those few captivating scenes. Unfortunately, The Beautiful Washingmachine is not one of those movies. It's no use telling you the plot, because there pretty much isn't one. In short, you'll have more fun watching a pair of socks in your own washing machine. I have no clue how the previous reviewer "suddenly" got a liking for the characters, because half the theater was asleep after 15 minutes already, so I'm pretty sure he or she must have dreamt that part. I was awake during the whole time, but this movie is simply terrible.
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