MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,600 this week

Getting Any? (1994)
"Minnâ-yatteruka!" (original title)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,829 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 11 critic

Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 680 titles
created 22 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Getting Any?" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Getting Any? (1994)

Getting Any? (1994) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Getting Any?.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boiling Point (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yûrei Yanagi, Yuriko Ishida
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara
Gohatto (1999)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda
Kids Return (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up on them.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Ken Kaneko, Masanobu Andô, Leo Morimoto
Violent Cop (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Sai
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata
Kyôso tanjô (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young man, Kazuo, joins a new cult religion even though he sees through the initial recruitment pretense, and participating in the activities of a new social phenomenon, some of whose ... See full summary »

Director: Toshihiro Tenma
Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Tamaki, Ittoku Kishibe
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto
Takeshis' (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyôno, Kayoko Kishimoto
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Ryûdô Uzaki, Joe Yamanaka, Kei Satô
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu
Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Kenji Adachi, Maiko Wakita
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Dankan ...
Asao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moeko Ezawa ...
Mrs
Hakuryû ...
Judge
Tokie Hidari ...
Mother
Hideo Higashikokubaru ...
Yaku wo check suru Hakase (as Sonomanma Higashi)
Yojin Hino ...
Car dealership manager (as Yôjin Hino)
...
Scientist
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Chief of World Defence Force
Yoneko Matsukane ...
Saralyman no tsuma
Yuuji Minakata ...
Head Yakuza 2
Ryûshi Mizukami
Rô Naruse
Ren Ohsugi ...
Head Yakuza 3
Masumi Okada ...
Russian actor
Gadarukanaru Taka ...
Pilote
Edit

Storyline

A slapstick comedy, about a goofy middle-aged man who is obsessed with the idea of having car sex. While pursuing his 'dream', he makes all the wrong moves possible, and ends up enrolling in a number of crazy escapades. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 1995 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Getting Any?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The blue sports car with the missing chassis wasn't road-safe and had to be towed from location to location. See more »

Quotes

Scientist: How tall are you?
Asao: One hundred seventy-five acres.
Scientist: One hundred seventy-five acres?... How about weight?
Asao: Sixty-eight gallons.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Asao appears again as a giant mutant grasshopper. He bounds across Tokyo, only to impale himself on the Tokyo Tower. After twitching a couple of times, the final copyright notice appears. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Enjoyable piece of total lunacy from a master
19 April 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

It sometimes comes as a surprise to people when they learn that Takeshi Kitano is best known in Japan as a comedian. The man with the most deadpan expression ever is mainly known for his gangster movies, and for the sometimes shocking portrayal of violence they contain. I'm surprised that people are surprised though, because even his most hardboiled gangster movies contain a strain of deadpan absurdist humour that is at least as characteristic of his films as the violence. Maybe a lot of people simply miss the humour - Americans aren't best known for their appreciation of subtle comedy after all

Watching GETTING ANY? it's hard to imagine anybody missing the fact it is a comedy though, as it is anything but subtle. Actually maybe that's not true

  • the humour is still often times subtle, but the movie as a whole is


unmissably surreal and absurd.

The premise is simple. A not too bright loser has but one thing on his mind
  • getting laid. He really hasn't got much of a clue how one goes about this,


though, and the movie largely concerns his increasingly stupid schemes to get some. First on the list... get a car. Should be simple enough, right? Not for this guy His plans get more and more ludicrous as the movie progresses, and lead him into some ridiculous and sometimes hilarious situations.

This is without a doubt the strangest movie Kitano has done, and it's as wild and inventive as any movie that springs to mind except maybe the odd Jeff Lau or Stephen Chiau film. The movie plays like a strung together sequence of sketches parodying numerous movies and cultural elements, rather like a Japanese Monty Python film. Like Monty Python, it's clear that there's a keen intelligence behind all the stupidity.

The movie is not without flaws, unfortunately - chief of which is that it loses focus for a long time around the half way mark. Our hero gets himself into a couple of dire situations and for some time the whole purpose of his adventure (getting some) is forgotten. It's still funny and ridiculous, but dilutes the experience somewhat and drags on a little too long. It perhaps becomes a little too absurd for its own good in the second half, coming too close to simply being random.

GETTING ANY? is a fairly lightweight contribution to Kitano's resume, but one so totally opposed to his unique style of film-making shown in films like SONATINE and HANA-BI that it simply had to be made. Kitano is far more than a one trick pony, even though it's mainly for one trick that he's known in the west. Unfortunately, GETTING ANY is probably altogether too strange to have widespread appeal in the US, and won't do much to broaden peoples' perception of him.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Salesman punch a kid through all the movie.What's the meaning? blue_dressed
Discuss Getting Any? (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?