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Morinaka Ryo is a bored university student who tends to bar. His friend Tajima Shinya, introduces him to Mido Shizuka, the owner of a members-only host club, who soon recruits him. At first, Ryo dismisses the work as pure prostitution, until he uncovers the extent of each woman’s secret desires, leading him to find a renewed sense of purpose. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Call Boy" (娼年) by Ishida Ira (石田衣良). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 2,967 users)
  • Ranked: #7285
  • Popularity: #2004
  • Content Rating: R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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Johanna Linnea Karlsson
75 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2018
Completed 1
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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19 people found this review helpful
Dec 20, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
In contrast to director Daisuke Miura’s earlier film about Tokyo’s sexual underground (“Love’s Whirlpool”), which was equally explicit but nihilistic in its portrayal of ordinary people paying for meaningless sex, “Call Boy” is a sex-positive tale about how sex, even when paid for, can bring happiness to one'e self and others. Ryo starts the movie bored and disinterested with women, but inadvertently falls into the world of male prostitution and finds that he generally cares about all of his clients. From trapped housewives to lonely widows to kinky pleasure-seekers, he seeks to give them whatever fulfillment they are searching for, without judgment and even when their requests are not his cup of tea. His work as a gigolo increases his own empathy and fuels personal growth, until he becomes almost a literal sex god by the end. Featuring a fearless performance by Tori Matsuzaka (his agent must have had a heart attack), “Call Boy” is an unforgettable coming of age story for mature audiences.

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


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 2,967 users)
  • Ranked: #7285
  • Popularity: #2004
  • Watchers: 7,553

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