Rabu & Pîsu   2015   Japan Love & Peace
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Director:Shion Sono
Studio:Gansis
Writer:Shion Sono
IMDb Rating:7.3 (9 votes)
Awards:1 win
Genre:Drama
Duration:117 min
Languages:Japanese
IMDb:4173494
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Shion Sono  ...  (Director)
Shion Sono  ...  (Writer)
 
Kumiko Asô  ...  Terashima, Yuko
Motoki Fukami  ...  Tanaka, Toru
Suidôbashi Hakase  ...  Commentator
Hiroki Hasegawa  ...  Ryoichi Suzuki (as Hiromi Hasegawa)
Aki Hiraoka  ...  TV Interviewee
Gen Hoshino  ...  
Inuko Inuyama  ...  
Megumi Kagurazaka  ...  Yuri's Mother
Erina Mano  ...  High School Student
Miyuki Matsuda  ...  Producer Matsui
Miyu Matsushita  ...  Interviewee
Shinji Miyadai  ...  Commentator
Kenichirô Mogi  ...  
Ayaka Morita  ...  
Shôko Nakagawa  ...  
Comments: I am totally at peace with the fact that Sono is going to make films I'm not going to enjoy. Could you spend 2 hours of your real life hanging with someone who kept their face puckered up like Gilbert Gottfried? Talking animals and dolls and me don't get much from one another. And I really hated the way that guy treated Kumiko Aso.

This is just a bad Gilbert Gottfried movie. The lead character is introduced making a stupid-acting-face. That's a bad sign. Then there's a shot of him doing ill mannered, stupid-face-making, eating-acting. Sono should stick with high school girls, crazy people, or sexual deviance. Young Japanese men doing bad Gilbert Gottfried impersonations doesn't suit him--or rather doesn't suit me. I don't care if the story is "heartfelt". Could you spend 2 hours of your real life hanging with someone who kept their face puckered up like Gilbert Gottfried?

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I started watching Love and Peace last night and had to punt after 15-20 minutes. The lead character is introduced making a stupid-acting-face. That's a bad sign. Then there's foreshadowing of an outcast romance. Kumiko Aso was a bad choice for this role because hair pins and glasses don't make her into an ugly dork, so she's going to have to act stupid to pull it off. Bad script writing 101. Then, of course, there's a shot of our hero doing ill mannered, stupid-face-making, eating-acting. I knew that was coming. This is just a bad Gilbert Gottfried movie so far. Two punts in a row for me with Sono, Virgin Psychics and this, (I sat through Tokyo Tribe but didn't like much of it) and it doesn't look like Shinjuku Swan is going to be any better. I hope like heck that The Whispering Star is watchable, and not more of this nonsense.

This is a bad direction for Sono. He hasn't done this before and should stick with high school girls, crazy people, or sexual deviance. Young Japanese men doing bad Gilbert Gottfried impersonations doesn't suit him--or rather doesn't suit me. This chunk of 6 movies in a year, or whatever, has been terrible. Except for TAG. That gave him some cushion room, gave me my needed Sono fix, and almost lets me look the other way regarding the rest of this Hollywood style "stupid is funny" garbage.

Love and Peace has gotten some love from folks around here. I may re-visit it if someone can assure me that Gilbert Gottfried goes away.



Summary: In the summer of 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Ryoichi (Hiroki Hasegawa) dreamed of becoming a punk rocker when he was younger, but became a timid salaryman at a musical instrument parts company. He has feelings for (Kumiko Aso), but he can't tell her how he feels..

One day, he has a fateful meeting with a turtle on the rooftop of a department store. He names the turtle Pikadon and he adores it, but his co-workers laugh at him. Ryoichi throws Pikadon into the toilet. He regrets what he did. The turtle though goes through sewerage and meets an old man (Toshiyuki Nishida) who lives in the underground. Something then happens.


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