7.6/10
1,721
4 user 7 critic

Wood Job!: Kamusari nânâ nichijô (2014)

After failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano decides to join a forestry training program only to discover that the job is much harder ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel by), (screenplay)
Reviews
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Juri Ueno, Yûta Hiraoka, Shihori Kanjiya
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.

Director: Jun'ichi Mori
Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ayumi Itô, Gô Ayano
Waterboys (2001)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori
Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu
Flying Colors (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Story about a problematic blonde girl, Sayaka who knows nothing about academic but wants to enter one of the prestige university in Japan in just one year?

Director: Nobuhiro Doi
Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Nanami Abe, Morio Agata
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a sudden worldwide power cut, a Tokyo family are caught up in the chaos as millions traverse the country in search of electricity.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In "A Gentle Breeze in the Village," Soyo Migata (Kaho) is a quirky 8th grade student who resides in a tiny rural village somewhere in Japan. The village is small enough where there's only ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Kaho, Masaki Okada, Elisa Yanagi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo
Happy Flight (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A great variety of aviation professionals such as pilots, flight attendants, the ground crew, mechanics, dispatchers, controllers, and the bird patrol crew all support a single flight. They... See full summary »

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Seiichi Tanabe, Saburô Tokitô, Haruka Ayase
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her... See full summary »

Director: Masaharu Take
Stars: Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yôzaburô Itô
Fune wo amu (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Yûya Ishii
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Naoki Ishii
... Yuki Hirano
... Yoki Ida
Mao Asou ... (as Mao Asô)
Ken Aoki
Shunpei Kawagoishi
Edit

Storyline

After failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano decides to join a forestry training program only to discover that the job is much harder than he expected working under his high demanding boss.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 May 2014 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Wood Job!  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

After the credits at the end of the film there is a shot of the new brochure for the trainee job with Yuki on the cover instead of Naoki. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Learning to love nature
17 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

The between city and country life is one that is recognisable and popular not just in Japanese cinema but probably the world over, and it's always good material for a comedy. In Shinobu Yaguchi's Wood Job! a soft city boy finds himself out in the sticks with a lot of country hicks and is forced to endure much embarrassment and raise much hilarity as he learns to toughen up and get in touch with the real world. You can't go wrong with that for comedy, and Wood Job! certainly makes the most of this situation.

Having failed his university entrance exams and subsequently been dumped by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano settles for enrolling at "Green Camp", lured by the image of an attractive girl on the cover of a brochure. Little does he realise that not only does being a Trainee Forester involve a lot of hard work in places infected with snakes, bugs and leeches, but you can't even get a mobile phone signal way out there in the middle of nowhere. The people out here talk kind of funny too.

Wood Job! doesn't miss a trick as far as fish-out-of-water comedy goes, but it's slickly made and often laugh out loud funny, and yes, 'wood' has similar connotations in Japan it seems. The romantic situations however are a little limp, no matter how big the tree used at the village festival, but the real love encounter here is the one Hirano and the audience enjoy with the beautiful heartland of Japan itself.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed