Seven young Tokyoites get scammed into working as hosts for "Dog Days" bar. Will they be able to overcome their individual differences and keep the club open?




Cast overview:
Shun Oguri ...
Toshinobu Matsuo ...
Takamasa Suga ...
Shingo Katsurayama ...
Yusuke Kirishima ...
Hiroyuki Hirayama ...
Ryôji Morimoto ...
Machiko Kochi ...
Minako (as Hitomi Manaka)
Sayaka Yamaguchi
Erika Oda
Mitsuho Ôtani
Rina Takagi
Tatsuo Yamada
Riko Narumi ...


Seven young men desperate for quick money arrive at a desolate seaside bar Dog Days to be auditioned for "hosts" - a highly popular occupation to entertain female patrons with smooth talk and soothing smile while offering drinks at the "host clubs." Although their previous jobs vary from a street performer to an ex-banker, they are all happy to get the dream job easily until they discover that the "manager" has run away with their deposits! Seeing them discouraged, the sympathetic bar owner offers his place to open up a host club by themselves. With the help of his granddaughter Chika, who has a heart disorder, despite their initial confusion mixed with personal problems and a typhoon that almost blew down the place, they gradually find the true meaning of friendship, trust and love. Written by Anonymous

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11 March 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Gigolo Wannabe  »

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Only a wannabe
16 September 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

If this movie is a gauge of how Japanese movies are heading towards, then I really worry for the industry. Come to think of it, what has happened to the Japanese movie and television industry? Taken over by Korean movies? Seven young men who are desperate for money audition to be "hosts" of a pub. Therefore, by definition, they are NOT gigolos, or even wannabes. Their job is to entertain lonely female patron with drinks and talk.

If you think Full Monty, you are somewhat wrong. I was expecting such slick dances, embarrassing moments, or at least something funny. They only seem to have 5 customers throughout the whole movie, and their only job is to work towards pleasing them.

I do not mind that the cast is made up of a group of B-list unknown actors and actresses. There is so much potential for this, but it's wasted by the lame script and the never-ending ending (Pun not intended.) Would it even attract the pink dollar? I do not think so.

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