• Movie: Call Boy
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 659 users)
  • Ranked: #2496
  • Popularity: #2154
  • Watchers: 1,656

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Morinaka Ryo, a bored university student who works in a bar. One day, Ryo meets Mido Shizuka, an owner of a members-only host bar, who was brought by Tajima Shinya, Ryo's friend. Ryo starts working at Shizuka's host bar. In the beginning, Ryo confuses the work as just "prostitute" but later noticed the depth of the secret desires that each woman has, and finds a sense of purpose there.
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~~ Adapted from 2001 romance novel "Shōnen (Call Boy)" by Ishida Ira.
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 659 users)
  • Ranked: #2496
  • Popularity: #2154
  • Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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Johanna Linnea Karlsson
23 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
Let's start with clarifying our lead's entry and continued existence in the world of prostitution. The lead isn't being coerced or forced, he gets something out of each and every encounter in this movie.
Now that's out of the way,

This movie contains some 'difficult to watch scenes' and explicit, yet realistic portrayals of sex.

''I want to know what women want, what they're thinking. If they could have ANYTHING, what do women really desire?''

When do our desires become perverse, what is perversion?
This movie seeks to explore not only human sexuality, but the disconnection from humanity that so much of today's youth experience.
We don't know how to connect, where to begin.
For some, sexual encounters are the ultimate disconnect we seek, for others it's the single point of connection.
This movie seeks to portray ''meaningless sexual encounters'' in their correct context, it will perhaps help YOU redefine your interpretation of meaningless sex.
Once this movie is finished, take a moment to ponder - what kind of sexual encounter was meaningless to him?
I have my own thoughts on that.

We follow a completely ordinary man, in an extraordinary occupation in which he ultimately finds solace, defeating loneliness by gaining his own version of ''great purpose''.

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Maan Green
14 people found this review helpful
Dec 4, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie showcases how a person can be connected to his feelings while doing a sexual act and how disconnected he can also be. What I like about this movie is the play on the emotions of the main character. He controls his feelings depending on the situation and he gets more involved as he matures and experience life.

As expected , this Japanese movie can be viewed as weird and it is not for normal audiences. However, I find the movie very engaging not only because of the “actions” of the main character but also the possible psychology of a prostitute.

It is a hard to talk about the world of prostitution but it explains why some people get into that act. I am not sure how close this movie to reality but it got into me in terms of how deep the main character thinks.

Some people might find this movie very disturbing but I hope they will focus on the message and human perspectives on sex and its connection to emotions.

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