Lunch Box details
|Starring:||Yoshioka Mutsuo, Hayashi Yumika|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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Very Pink JapaneseBy Jesus from Preston , 13 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]If you haven't seen 'The Realm of the Senses' watch that instead. This is for an avid follower of Japanese pink cinema, or a home sick japanese speaker that wants to watc a mildly titilating film in their own language!
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fine oddball pink movieBy a customer , 07 Jul 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideHayashi Yumika plays a mute girl who falls for a mummy's boy who blames her for his motorbike/scooter falling over. She bombards him with bento boxes. He is stalked into marriage by a woman colleague in the office but not before one last night of sex with Hayashi.
This film succeeds because of Yumika's character's ability to endure indignity (she also a victim of her bosses predatory attentions). A sad story but with an odd ending - recommended for its talking blackface bowling ball and all round quirkiness.
Incidentally the sex scenes are supposedly real at the insistance of the director (hence the authentic oral slurping sounds) but being a pink film you won't actually notice.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008It's a real shame that Amazon doesn't give you an option to award a film anything less than one star because Lunch Box doesn't even deserve that.
Recently I've been watching a lot of pink (Japanese) cinema, and generally I find the films to be enjoyable and well worth watching. I can speak Japanese reasonably well and watching their films helps me to improve even further. Which takes us to the first failing of Lunch Box. The film is in English subtitles (ie not dubbed) but at a few crucial moments the English subtitles are just plain wrong, in that the characters are actually saying something completely different to what is shown in the subtitle. This makes the film very difficult to follow because what little plot and structure there is, gets lost in the poor translation. I watched Lunch Box with a friend and he spent half his time trying to keep up with the vast volume of subtitles while attempting to relate it to the picture on screen. At one point towards the end of the film the two main characters started to talk about something that was said near the beginning and neither one of us could remember them saying it so err... I don't know if that was another subtitle mistake or just bad editing. Also considering I paid nearly Â£14 (including postage) for Lunch Box, I was shocked at the running time of only 65 minutes. If you think about it then you're basically paying just over 21p a minute (if my math is right) to watch this rubbish. Well actually saying that, I guess we should be thankful that it only wasted just over an hour of our lives and no longer.
As films go Lunch Box is also unusually boring in every way conservable. The same pace and tone throughout, combined with a poor sound track, no character development, and no realistic emotion makes this film one to avoid at all costs as your DVD player might spit it out in disgust.
Commendable AttemptBy a customer from uk , 07 Apr 2007Nice try, but inexperienced actors and poor directing watered down this movie
enjoyableBy david campbell from troon,scotland , 25 Jul 2006the story was actually quite good,if you like something different from the usual hollywood fare,give it a go!
Loved it..By Big J from England , 07 Feb 2006My first outing into 'Pink' cinema and I was very impressed. If this is a poor example of 'pinku' as some have mentioned I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the better ones!
Kind of Betty Blue meets Fatal Attraction Japanese style. The fairly frequent sex scenes are tastefully done, not too explicit and really help to give the viewer an idea of the main characters increasingly unstable state of mind.
If you don't like foreign cinema or subtitles then obviously you'll want to stay clear. Personally I loved it and can't wait to see more.