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A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth (2006)
"Yôki na gyangu ga chikyû o mawasu" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  13 May 2006 (Japan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takao Ohsawa ...
Naruse
Kyôka Suzuki ...
Yukiko
Shôta Matsuda ...
Kuon
Kôichi Satô ...
Kyono
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arata Furuta ...
Tanaka
Ryô Iwamatsu
Rosa Katô ...
Shoko
Hôka Kinoshita ...
Hayashi
Suzuki Matsuo ...
Kamoda
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Asakura
Tomohiro Miura ...
Shinichi
Yasuhi Nakamura
Yûichirô Nakayama ...
Akajima
Kôji Ohkura ...
Jimichi
Shou Ohkura
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Just cashing a check
4 November 2006 | by (Oriental State of Mind) – See all my reviews

Another heist comedy from Japan, this one based on a novel, circling on a cunning foursome that likes to rob banks. Though it's not really made clear what drove them there, they all share the same passion. The youngest is Kuon, who is a master pickpocket with a desire to go off to Mexico. Naruse is a soft-spoken figure who can detect if people are telling a truth or a lie. Kyono is a philosopher of sorts who likes to marinate the bank captives with entertaining speeches while the rest take care of the cash. Their driver is played by the stunning Kyoko Suzuki, who's character has a precise biological clock inside her, in other words she's a time nut.

After successfully stealing enough load to possibly retire, they themselves become victims of a robbery, but other motives soon come to light. The film starts out at a fast pace and what the characters say doesn't quite disappoint, however the middle becomes inevitably duller as the story tries to aimlessly bide time before the finale, which unintentionally resembles a poor man's spoof of Usual Suspects with even poorer villain in place of Keyser Soze.

I know that lightheartedness and fun of this film was already glowing in its title, but I'm growing tired of recent comedies that settle for less and have nothing new to offer. It was not a film that necessarily made me cringe, but I don't get why the directors in Japan can't put as much effort into comedies as they do into other genres. If I had to recommend something in place of this film, it would be Sabu's Hold Up Down, which offers a similar theme with more physical gags and clever characters.

So with CGI-ed car chases, a fun cast (whatever that really means) and a harmlessly twist-less ending, this movie will still manage to cater to some fans, but not without disappointing a few along the way.


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