Takumi , Kyohei , Hideto (Gou Ayano), Kazuo (Ryohei Suzuki), & Yuki (Tsuyoshi Muro) are five friends who form a rock band to perform at an upcoming school festival. When the friends learn that the festival is cancelled, they threaten to blow up the high school unless the school's administration reinstates the festival. The vice principle agrees to their demand, but the friends find themselves unable to stop the timing device on their homemade bomb. The classroom in which they are barricaded then blows up and so does their hopes for a bright future.
Three years later, Takumi & Kyohei walk down a street and witness a blond haired woman hit by an oncoming car. When they run down to the scene of the accident, they see the blond haired woman remove a pistol from the driver of the car and then drive off with his car! To Takumi and Kyohei's further amazement, they realize that the driver of the car is none other than high school pal Kazuo who now works for the yakuza.
Later that day, mob boss Kito (Kotaro Yoshida) walks into Takumi's workplace and looks for Kazuo. Before leaving, Kito threatens to kill Takumi, Kyohei, and their families if they don't return 300 million Yen and a prostitute (Manami Konishi), he believes they may know, by tomorrow. The longtime friends must now frantically search for the prostitute and the 300 million Yen ... Add Synopsis In Spanish
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I hardly ever watch movies, but when I do, I read up on them a lot beforehand. This one seemed promising in many ways. Oguri Shun as the director (*fangirl*), good cast and interesting plot. Many reviewers seemed to think this was a good movie too, so I figured 'why the hell not'.
I don't regret it.
The movie is funny, well written and brilliantly acted out. It tells the story of 5 friends in high school who separate and re-unite 3 years later, each fulfilling their own role: The shut-in, the yakuza, the unresistable musician, the pervert and the 'normal' guy who is longing for his prostitute 'fiancÃ©' that he got 'engaged' to at age 10.
The actors are amazing. I can't really underline that any more than I already have.
The music is great. Most songs have english lyrics as well, so they are easier to sing along to if you were to download buy the OST one day. :P
Being a complete shut-in who doesn't share the world of dramas with anyone but myself, I watched this by myself, but the atmosphere of the movie gives off a vibe that it would be great entertainment to watch together with friends or family. (Well, maybe not your dad because of the not-so-subtle sexual references in it. :P)
ALL IN ALL
I fell for this movie.
I love it.
And I'm sure you will too.
The comedy is minimal but the story was fun. It is more dramatic since the yakuza boss is no joke. But I feel like the actors had a lot of fun filming this movie, they have a lot of chemistry, and I love their friendship. The only one that overacted a little bit was the one playing Kyohei. The other 3 guys are my favorite actors anyway, they are always good. I mean, even I who knows that Ayano Go is NO IKEMEN thought he was pretty awesome here. His "killer glance" was believable, haha. It could be his hair? He looked good here. Suzuki Ryohei looked lovely silly and Koide looked cuter than ever. And Muro playing a student **giggles** All of them, actually. It was hilarious.
The role of the main girl was meaningful, thank God. Usually, in shounen movies, like "CROWS ZERO", seems like they add a female role just to have some pretty girl among so much testosterone. Thankfully, Misa-chan was important to the story. Without her, there wouldn't be any story, more or less.
Mini-reunions: Stresseman, as the father of Masami-chan XD, and Makino with 2 of the F4 (I bet MatsuJun would have loved to be in this movie, if there were any chance), Kai and Maho (from "Orange Days").
I am looking for a copy with better quality. The one I watched was lowsy, I barely could recognize Oguri Shun. The sound was a bit off as well, so I don't remember much of the music, except the one they perform in the last minutes, which was good (Koide can sing, dear boy!)