MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,908 this week

Quirky Guys and Gals (2011)
"Sabi otoko sabi onna" (original title)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 76 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 12 critic

Add a Plot

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 474 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 637 titles
created 13 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Quirky Guys and Gals (2011)

Quirky Guys and Gals (2011) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Quirky Guys and Gals.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Party 7 (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Keisuke Horibe, Yoshinori Okada
Fish Story (2009)
Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the year 2012 a comet approaches earth, threatening to end civilization when it impacts. On the streets of Japan, a single music store remains open, its proprietor insisting to his ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Stars: Vincent Giry, Gaku Hamada, Atsushi Itô
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo - where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight - the dreams and desires of these characters intersect while aspiring for something greater.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy 5tion
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Andrew Alfieri, Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Takemura has no friends and no family. He's a student but he doesn't have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn't going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Miki
Stars: Jô Odagiri, Tomokazu Miura, Kyôko Koizumi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Mipo Oh
Stars: Naoyuki Morita, Yûsuke Santamaria, Tomochika
Kimi wa iiko (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Mipo Oh
Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Amon Kabe, Michie Kita
Saba (TV Movie 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Yosuke Fujita
Stars: Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Waka Inoue, Kitarô
Su-ki-da (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Hiromi Nagasaku
Seishun Algorithm (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mipo Oh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 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
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa
Tenkyû Fukuda
Keisuke Horibe
Emiko Kawamura
Hisae Kikuchi ...
Switchboard
Ini Kusano
Yoshiyuki Morishita
Seminosuke Murasugi
Aoi Nakamura
Tomoya Nakamura
Misako Renbutsu
Minami Sakuraba
Nanami Sakuraba
Kumiko Shiratori
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Quirky Guys and Gals  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Entertaining Anthology of Quirky Japanese Tales
4 August 2011 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an anthology film, with four short stories told by four different directors. In the first, Chiharu (Nanami Sakaruba) leads a trio of cheerleaders whose mission in life is to cheer up those in need, an avocation that leads to unintended consequences. In "Boy? Meets Girl" shy Muratsubaki (Aoi Nakamura) is ignored by everyone until his friend Kato, an aspiring make-up artist, gives him a makeover and dresses him as a girl; as "Muri," suddenly the shy boy is the belle of the camera club, and the girl of his dreams wants Muri to be her model. Third up is a story about the customer from hell, a woman (Japanese TV star Tomochika) who makes the power company representative come to her home to reconnect her power, which was turned off when she didn't pay her bill on time, and one thing leads to another....And finally, "The House Full of 'Abandoned' Businessmen" is what the title says – a woman (Kyoko Koizumi) who used to bring home stray cats starts bringing home stray recently-fired businessmen, feeding them and giving them a place to spend their days while not telling their families that they've lost their jobs.

These stories are all different, and very funny in their own quirky ways. Nothing terrifically life-changing here, but a rollicking 91 minutes of fun, and another bit of filmic proof of how odd Japanese sub-cultures can be. Quite enjoyable.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Quirky Guys and Gals (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?