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Oh Lucy! (2017)

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A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.


Atsuko Hirayanagi


Atsuko Hirayanagi (based on the short film by), Boris Frumin | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Shinobu Terajima ... Setsuko Kawashima / Lucy
Josh Hartnett ... John
Kaho Minami ... Ayako
Kôji Yakusho ... Takeshi Komori / Tom
Shioli Kutsuna ... Mika Ogawa
Megan Mullally ... Hannah
Reiko Aylesworth ... Kei
Nick Gracer ... Henry
Liz Bolton Liz Bolton ... Nancy
Miyoko Yamaguchi Miyoko Yamaguchi ... Yoshiko
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue ... Boss
Hiroaki Miyagawa Hiroaki Miyagawa ... Yakuza Man
Stefanie Arianne Stefanie Arianne ... Receptionist (as Stephanie A)
Leni Ito ... Mi (Flight Attendant)
Calvin C. Winbush ... Cab Driver (as Calvin Winbush)


The drama-comedy tells the story of Setsuko Kawashima (Terajima), a lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo who is past her prime. After deciding to take an English class, she discovers a new identity in her American alter ego, 'Lucy,' and falls for her instructor, John (Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears, Setsuko earnestly sets out on a quest to find him, eventually leading her to the outskirts of Southern California. Written by Oh Lucy!

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Comedy | Drama


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Official Sites:

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Japan | USA


English | Japanese

Release Date:

28 April 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ach, Lucy! See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,569, 4 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$375,391, 5 July 2018
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


French certificate # 147467. See more »


Remake of Oh Lucy! (2014) See more »


Written by Joel Wachbrit and Richard Levinson
Performed by Space Coast Kids
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Not Well Thought Out
22 August 2018 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Negatives: 1. An English instructor w/no understanding of Japanese is teaching only in English - sure. The phonetics, grammatical rules, sentence structure, alphabet, inflections, and so on are way different. And, Japanese student picks up meaning and repeats in English immediately. 2. Throughout the movie the non-English speaking Japanese spontaneously understands & create English sentences. Super quick learner! 3. Japanese peoples generally portrayed as selfish, self-centered. 4. Girl jumps off 100' cliff onto ocean rocks & is face down in water for many hours. Yet, she still is alive w/only bruises. Must be very hard to die in Japan! 5. Older American portrayed as cheating & trying to pervert young Japanese female. Stereotype now created. Postive: 1. They did get the avoidance of contact & aggressive displays correct.

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