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Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust (2007)
"Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Isao Shimokawaji
Ryôko Hirosue ...
Mayumi Tanaka
Hiroko Yakushimaru ...
Mariko Tanaka
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Kaoru Miyazaki
Yûko Itô ...
Yûko Takahashi
Gekidan Hitori ...
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Mr. Sugai
Hiroko Moriguchi ...
Masatô Ibu ...
Yoshimichi Serizawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makoto Akita
Troy Caspi ...
Yakuza Body Guard
Paul Dowson ...
Gaijin Businessman
Yasushi Higuchi
Ai Iijima ...
Naoko Iijima ...


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Communication & Fashion gap between a girl from 2007 and people in 1990
16 February 2007 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

It was an amazingly wonderful movie. You must see it a hundred times.

This movie is about the time travel to the 1990 in Japan, where Japan had the Bubble economy.

The Bubble economy started in the late 1980s and lasted until the early 1990s. During the period, people spent as much money as possible, it was very easy to get a job like students chose a company unlike companies choose students now, workers' salary was very high, young girls' fashion was very unique. Ex. they had long black hair and their hair was the same length. It was called Wanren. They didn't put layers. At first, they had no bangs, but later they started to put a few pieces of bangs down and curled the rest of bangs backward and some girls got a very fine curly perm. Female players wore a very tight dress that emphasizes their body line called Body-con. Young people liked going to a disco. There appeared boys who pick up and drop off girls and had no more progress than that. They were called Asshee. The dessert, Tiramisu was popular at that time.

Talking about this movie, it's set on March 2007. In the movie, Japan has a financial crisis like it has 800 trillion yen debt. One guy(Hiroshi Abe) who works for the Finance Ministry asks the daughter(Ryoko Hirosue)of the inventor(Hiroko Yakushimaru) of the time machine to go to the 1990 to save her mother, who hasn't come back to the present and stop the breakdown of the Japan's bubble economy.

It's a comedy. I laughed a lot. And, some TV personalities such as Ai Iijima, Naoko Iijima, Akiko Yagi, Hiroko Moriguchi, Ramosu Rui act themselves at that time.

Communication gap between a girl from 2007 and people in 1990: 1.Club: it means a place to dance and drink now, but in 1990, it meant a hostess bar. 2"....nakunai?: people in 1990 were confused wondering it has a positive or negative meaning. 3."Yabai": it's used to mean very good among young people now, but people in 1990 thought it was a bad meaning. 4. Hirosue from 2007 said to Abe in 1990, " I will call you when I get to the station" It's a natural conversation now because we have a cellphone, but people in 1990 didn't have a cell phone, so when they met up with someone, they had to set a specific meeting place.

Differences in fashion: Hirosue(from 2007) said to the girl(Kazue Fukiishi) in 1990 mentioning her fashion. 1."Mayuge Futo! (Your eyebrow is very wide and hairy!) 2."Fiku Pitapita!(Your clothes is too tight!) 3."Dasa! Sono Buatsui Pansuto!"(Your stockings are too thick and not cool!)

During the Bubble economy, I was little, so I didn't remember or know about it very well, but I've heard of it on TV or something, so when I saw this movie, I felt kind of nostalgia. I want to know more about the society in the bubble economy. If you experienced that age, please tell me what you remember about it.

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