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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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cd | songwriter | map | nara japan | beer | See All (266) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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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"I'm fine"
14 April 2016 | by missrazeSee all my reviews

I love when the female lead, the clumsy sweetheart she is, says "I'm fine," while she struggles with her hilariously appalling motor skills, such as opening simple things, holding things, wrapping things, and walking from one side of the room to the other to get or return something. She does this all because she is very shy and nervous, and it's endearing while vaguely tear jerking, at least for me. She struggles while she is trying to survive, and it's admirable, but also kind of painful to see her struggle with the things she struggles in.

Maybe she has social anxiety, and the directing style of the film seems to exaggerate for comical purposes the true symptoms of being insecure while kind, such as breaking things or hurting yourself while on your way to do something simple.

Everyone in this film is not fine at all. They're struggling to find jobs, life purpose, and love. Each character. This is the most quirky comedy I've seen in a while and for the time being ever, and definitely out of Japan. I have ruefully come across loads of random and hunted Japanese films simply to find one like this and I have failed immensely, while discovering Gore meantime, which has its good and bad.

It's so funny, so many laugh out loud moments, memorable moments, odd moments, adorable moments, never a boring moment, just more of a downtime from the peculiar previous scene.

Basically the two friends start feuding after her, but way into the film. I suppose some people were expecting their feud to be early, ongoing and raucous. So they call it boring. But we need to understand the characters before we can value the feud, no? Their rivalry is approached with a series of failed attempts to find love or status or excitement while on the job, including their crush's eccentric failures. And it's adorable the way the two friends separately meet the girl finally, and when they are all in the same space finally. People need patience and need to appreciate a film that doesn't just jet to the plot without character development nor creativity; this builds it with scenery and cinematography.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 January 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,217
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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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