on 20 January 2011
The first time you watch this film you will be dazzled at the visual experience. Like an intense pop video that winds on for 90 minutes instead of 3, it leaves you at times struggling to keep up. A brave film for the Japanese cinema, treaching you that you can stand alone and against the group. (Something that is viewed as heroic in the west but rather sad in Japan).
The film is wonderfully made, very very funny in places and never leaves you with a dull moment. I showed this to someone who hates subtitled films and has never seen a Japanese film, she was amazed at the experience. Intense, fast paced and great characters there really is never a dull moment. It's the kind of film you have to watch twice within days. The characters are great, the dialogue witty, the camera work intensly fast and some great show stopping moments.
View it as a message film or just as a fun packed drama or even as a comedy, it will stand up to all three without any problem. Buy it. I promise you will not have seen anything quite like this before. I will be very surprised if you do not like it.
on 16 April 2010
Another excellent movie from director Tetsuya Nakashima.
This one is a fun story that will make you laught from start to end.
very good performance from the actress Akira Shoji and Anna Tsuchiya.
If you want a nice time with character out of this world, and funny screen shot, original thinking, this movie is for you.