If in the first three minutes of your "comedy" you introduce your "fat" character (and give her the bad haircut too--as if being the fat character wasn't enough), and show her eating in an ill-mannered way, TWICE, I'm going to think you're a mean-spirited person and not watch your movie.
Fake yawns and silly walks. Face-acting and eating-acting. Of course there's a fat girl stuffing her face. Twice. Twenty girls all fall asleep mid-morning and miss their train stop. A guy drops his cymbal. That's the first five minutes. Seems like everyone is whining their lines. Do I have a pretty good idea what the people making this film think is funny and/or entertaining?
Shinobu Yaguchi, whose runaway hit, WATERBOYS (2001), cemented his reputation as a youthful star among Japanese film directors, is back with a new film, SWING GIRLS. The delightful story of a group of hapless high school girls who accidentally stumble upon the allure of Big Band Jazz, brims with rousing music and plenty of comic mayhem, to say nothing of giving a few solid tugs to the heartstrings.