Kamikaze Girls ()

directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
featuring Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya

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Japanese pop stars Kyōko Fukada (of Takeshi Kitano's Dolls) and Anna Tsuchiya star as the titular hellraisers of writer/director Tetsuya Nakashima's coming-of-age fantasy comedy Kamikaze Girls. The film opens with an animated segment, then switches to live action as Momoko (Fukada), wearing a frilly white dress, is sent flying from her scooter by a high-speed collision with a cabbage truck. Flying through the air in slow motion, Momoko reflects on her life, as the film flashes back to the Rococo era in France, the time and ...

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Jul 21, 2009

Unapologetically Silly Fun!

A fast-paced, funny (at times hilarious) film about two teenaged girls who become friends despite their very different personalities and interests. Fukada and
Tsuchiya's performances are a notch above
the usual "Girl-Idol vehicle" variety. The DVD
also has optional footnotes which explain
several elements of Japanese popular
culture, as they appear in the film. Plenty of bathroom humor, but nothing really offensive.
Young female fans of manga and Anime would probably love to own this one.

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