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Kawa no soko kara konnichi wa (2010)

After 5 years in Tokyo, 5 part-time jobs, 5 boyfriends, Sawako's life is going nowhere. When her father gets seriously ill she have to take over his struggling factory. Gradually she becomes the decider of her own life.

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Sawako
Kôtarô Shiga ...
Tadao
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Nobuo
Kira Aihara ...
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Masashi Endô ...
Kenichi
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Kurt Chiba
Katsuki Emura
Yumi Hirose
Miyoko Inagawa
Toshiaki Inomata
Tsubasa Itô
Tsubasa Kikuchi
Tomiko Kudô
Emi Makino
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After 5 years in Tokyo, 5 part-time jobs, 5 boyfriends, Sawako's life is going nowhere. When her father gets seriously ill she have to take over his struggling factory. Gradually she becomes the decider of her own life.

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Some Funny Parts, Japanese Audiences Liked it, A Bit Slow
30 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(See the previous review for a very good plot synopsis)

I went to see this movie in Tokyo because Pia Magazine (the leading Japanese language entertainment magazine in Tokyo) had done theater exit polls for several movies and this one had scored best with 50+ respondents giving it an average of >90/100 points. Clearly Japanese audiences liked it.

I liked it too, in general. There were parts that were quietly funny and pleasantly quirky. There were scenes that were very funny. The performance of the leading lady, however, was somewhat mixed. She was very convincing in some scenes, less convincing in others. Also, the overall pace of the movie was a little slow. It probably could have been edited down by about 10 minutes with beneficial effect.


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