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Fine, Totally Fine (2008)

Zenzen daijobu (original title)
A tragicomedy about two listless friends who fall for the same girl and try to find out what they want from their life.

Director:

Yosuke Fujita

Writer:

Yosuke Fujita (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ... Teuro Tohyama
Yoshino Kimura ... Akari Kinoshita
Yoshinori Okada ... Hisanobu Komori
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûka Arai Yûka Arai
Noriko Eguchi Noriko Eguchi ... Umezawa
Takao Handa Takao Handa
Tsuyoshi Honma Tsuyoshi Honma
Shima Ise Shima Ise ... Tomoko
Keizô Kanie Keizô Kanie ... Eitaro
Kitarô Kitarô ... Kurita
Seminosuke Murasugi Seminosuke Murasugi
Toshie Negishi ... Toyohara
Ichirô Ogura Ichirô Ogura ... Kotaro
Kayoko Shiraishi Kayoko Shiraishi
Naoki Tanaka Naoki Tanaka ... Yuhara
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Storyline

Approaching thirty, three eccentric male friends try hard to realize their dreams and have their aspirations come to fruition. In their case, it is even more difficult than usual. Despite being mates the three are quite different from one another except they fall for the same girl. She has her own issues as well. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 January 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,217
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1.85 : 1
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Two of the three friends are seen walking around Nara, Japan and doing touristic things. See more »

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Slow, Totally Slow...
2 May 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Fine, Totally Fine" was a rather disappointment of a movie. I had read lots of nice reviews about it, so I decided to buy it from Amazon. And now having sat through it, I feel somewhat disillusioned.

The story in "Fine, Totally Fine" moves forward at an amazingly slow pace. The story takes forever to get nowhere. And that is a such a drag to sit through. Sure the story had some interesting moments, but wow, it was just unbearable to sit through. The story is about being human, about being somewhat different in the world and trying to fit in.

Now, what worked in the movie was the quirky characters. Each of the different characters in "Fine, Totally Fine" were really odd in some way - some major, some minor. And the people they had cast to portray these odd people did a really great job, and that was what kept me sitting through this movie. It was really nice to see these odd people brought to life on the screen, despite the movie was painstakingly slow in progressing.

For a Japanese movie of this type, then "Fine, Totally Fine" could have been much, much better - sad to say. Sure, this is a beautiful movie in its own rights, but I just think that I wasn't the particular target audience that the director had in mind when they made this movie. Despite the quirky and lovable characters, then "Fine, Totally Fine" is not a DVD that I will be putting into the DVD player a second time. It was just too slow a movie.

I am a big fan of Asian cinema, and "Fine, Totally Fine" wasn't amongst the enjoyable movies in my particular liking.


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