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Judge! (2014)

Jajji! (original title)
After taking the blame for another disastrous advertising campaign, Ota Kiichiro is asked by his arrogant boss Otaki Ichiro to take his place as a judge at the world's biggest advertising ... See full summary »

Director:

Akira Nagai

Writers:

Yoshimitsu Sawamoto (screenplay), Don Brown (english dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Kiichiro Ota
Keiko Kitagawa ... Hikari Ota
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Ichiro Otaki
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Haruka Kizawa
Lily Franky ... Kagami (as Lily Frankie)
Chad Mullane ... Alex Moylan
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa Yoshiyoshi Arakawa
Tokio Emoto Tokio Emoto
Ayumi Itô ... Mariko
Naoto Takenaka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morio Agata Morio Agata
Erik Brown Erik Brown ... MC Announcer
James C. Burns ... Chairman Jack
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Seizô Fukumoto
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After taking the blame for another disastrous advertising campaign, Ota Kiichiro is asked by his arrogant boss Otaki Ichiro to take his place as a judge at the world's biggest advertising competition in Los Angeles. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 January 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the funniest movies in years
24 February 2015 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

After taking the blame for another disastrous advertising campaign, a man is asked by his arrogant boss to take his place as a judge at the world's biggest advertising competition (in Santa Monica) and rig the results to help a potential client. This is briskly paced as it throws tons of jokes out there, most of which hit the mark and are surprisingly hilarious. The fox commercial is an absolute riot. It's also a bit unpredictable during the latter half. There are a few brief moments of serious drama that come off as cheesy, but this is one of the funniest comedies in recent years, and almost all of the humor is clean family fun.

I think the reason why this film works so well is that the pacing is very fast and it never tries to be too serious. Many Japanese comedies are laid back and subversive, or out-of-this-world wacky, but the blistering pace here feels more like an American comedy - only executed far better than the typical American comedy.

I see myself re-watching this one a lot in the future.


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