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Adorenarin doraibu (1999)

Unrated | | Comedy | 12 June 1999 (Japan)
This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and... See full summary »

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Satoru Suzuki
Hikari Ishida ...
Shizuko Sato
Kirina Mano
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Kuroiwa
Kanta Ogata
Mikita Ogata
Tarô Suwa
Takuji Suzuki
Yôji Tanaka
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Kôichi Ueda
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This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and a meek rental car clerk gain possession of a briefcase of blood-soaked money. The rest is chase and escape, as the nurse is transformed to glamorous heroine and outsmarts the gangsters eager to recover the loot. Written by NDNF

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Adrenaline Drive  »

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$32,163 (USA) (5 May 2000)

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$77,313 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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Nice Japanese romantic comedy
15 May 2002 | by (Cherry hill, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I've always liked Japanese comedy but this one tops my list. Very real characters combined with a very unreal situation can always bring out the best in a film. And reversal of roles is also prevalent: the head nurse getting greedy and the mob boss struggling with full body casts.

There's dark, light, and every other kind of humor in this film, and the situation is very enjoyable. I've always liked mischievous dark comedy and if you're tired of what's come to be common "American Dark Comedy"(Very Bad Things, Something About Mary, etc. etc.)this will be a great and refreshing film to watch. It's so fun that you won't even notice the subtitles.


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