MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,090 this week

Instant Numa (2009)
"Insutanto numa" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  23 May 2009 (Japan)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 370 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 696 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 15 Nov 2012
 
a list of 909 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Instant Numa" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Instant Numa (2009)

Instant Numa (2009) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Instant Numa.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called "yakyuken" with one.

Director: Nobuo Mizuta
Stars: Sadao Abe, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Ko Shibasaki
Key of Life (2012)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house -- only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

Director: Kenji Uchida
Stars: Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryôko Hirosue
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Stars: Kyôko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako
Smuggler (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts. His loan shark scores him a gig smuggling dead ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masatoshi Nagase, Yasuko Matsuyuki
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Spurred by the disappearance of a newly-wed husband, three women in post-war Japan are drawn into a murder mystery.

Director: Isshin Inudô
Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Ryôko Hirosue, Takeshi Kaga
Henshin Interviewer no Yû'utsu (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Yuichi Nakamaru, Fumino Kimura, Eri Fuse
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After Satoru Watarai graduated from elementary school, he dropped out of school and decided to live within his apartment complex, never to venture outside. Satoru Watari then meets his old ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Stars: Gaku Hamada, Bengaru, Haru
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Shou's father Norio finds his son in a rather meaningless existence in Tokyo dominated by alcohol and porn videos. Having left home two years earlier to pursue life as a musician, Shou has ... See full summary »

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Stars: Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yûsuke Iseya
Ohikkoshi (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Renko, a girl in the sixth grade, is at first unperturbed by her parents' decision to separate. With the companionship of her boyfriend, Minoru, and Sally, a classmate in the same boat, ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Sômai
Stars: Shinobu Chihara, Kiichi Nakai, Junko Sakurada
Sway (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Stars: Jô Odagiri, Teruyuki Kagawa, Masatô Ibu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Haname Jinchoge
Morio Kazama ...
Light bulb
...
Gas
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Midori Jinchoge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôko Aida ...
Wakako Iiyama
Eri Fuse ...
Sen Ichinose
Yûko Genkaku
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Kamesaka
Kankurô Kudô ...
Detective Sawaragi
Shunsuke Matsuoka ...
Futa Amayo
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Kawabata
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Otani
Toshifumi Muramatsu ...
Higashi
Yôichi Nukumizu ...
Salary man
Takashi Sasano ...
Nishiohtachime
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 2009 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Instant Numa  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It was a bit too strained...
6 May 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Well this movie was what you would expect from a Japanese movie, somewhat odd and not your average mainstream mass-produced Hollywood type of movie. But this particular oddity of a movie is not suitable for everyone. And I, however, wasn't in the target audience.

What worked for "Instant Swamp" was the quirky characters and the absurdity of their personalities. That being said, then at the same time, these characters were a bit too out there most of the times. And a lot of the things they said and how they reacted to their situations around them was just too strained.

And it should also be said that the people they had cast for the roles in the movie did really good jobs individually.

I found "Instant Swamp" to be a struggle to get through, and actually had to watch it over two times, because I found it too uneventful for a single watching. So I watched half of the movie in one day, then returned for the last half on the following day. That, however, sadly enough, wasn't helping to add to the level of interest I had for the movie. The movie was moving forward at a slow pace.

I enjoyed Satoshi Miki's other movie "Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers", so I had some expectations for "Instant Swamp". But the movie just didn't live up to what I had hoped for.

Sad to say, but "Instant Swamp" failed to sweep me off my feet, and however much I like odd characters and quirky characters, then "Instant Swamp" wasn't in my liking, hence the 4/10 rating.


0 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Credit - Name of Song trevis_jervis
Discuss Instant Numa (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?