Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is treated by a hypnotist and left under the spell. Thereafter she cannot but sing and dance whenever she hears any melody whatsoever....
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Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is treated by a hypnotist and left under the spell. Thereafter she cannot but sing and dance whenever she hears any melody whatsoever. No matter the source, length or quality she is composed to dance along. Shizuka heads back to the hypnotist for relief, but he is nowhere to be found when he is needed the most.Written by
Shizuka (Ayaka Miyoshi) works at a large finance company and might be about to get a big break there, but her sister asks her to babysit for her at just the wrong time. Finally finishing an assignment, she takes her niece to a carnival, where she is inadvertently hypnotized - whenever she hears music, she must immediately burst into song herself, and dance too! Having never cared for musicals, suddenly she is a musical star, as far as she knows - but the people around her just see an increasingly touched young lady jumping on tables and pulling down chandeliers. To save her job, and her reputation, she must find the fellow who hypnotized her, but he is touring the provinces, necessitating a road trip....
This is an absolutely delightful film, both a highly choreographed and staged musical and a spoof of musicals at the same time; light, frothy, with a minimum of plot (finding the old hypnotizer who is also being hunted by loan sharks, having Shizuka meet another woman conned by the old man whom she first dislikes, then needs and finally becomes best friends with) and a maximum of moments when she bursts into song. Definitely nothing that will make you question the deeper meaning of life or the human condition; just a whole lot of fun and catchy tunes too!
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