Keiko, whom everyone calls Mama, narrates her story: she's a hostess on the Ginza, 30, a widow. She describes life's vicious cycle: acting cheerful around drunks, dressing and living well to convey confidence, needing money for these expenses and for her demanding mother and brother, and knowing she's growing older. She's of an age when she must choose: to seek marriage (difficult given her tarnished occupation), to be a kept woman, or to borrow money to buy a bar of her own. Each route has dangers, including investors demanding a return on their loans. Keiko has a quiet dignity that attracts men, but are they what they seem? Does she actually have choices?
Timm S (mx) wrote: Continuing The Fine Art Of Mockery Of The Mishap, Larry David Revels In Rivalry & A Bit Of Misery As He Explores The Art Of Losing Out..Dis-Gracefully. He Isn't Ashamed To Take You To The Place Of Behaving Badly, This Time He Brings Afew Star Actors Along For The Cameo Ride & It's A Pleasure To Watch It All Unfold, Explode Or Break In Two.
Akshay C (mx) wrote: Fantastic movie. Incredibly realistic, drenched in violence with deft touches of humor. The story never lags, and you never lose interest, which is quite amazing given the length of the film. One of the all-time greatest films to come out of Bollywood. On the heels of Black Friday, Kashyap has given us another masterpiece.
Mikael H (au) wrote: ....yeah, well. It was fun to see Paul Giamatti chew the scenery, and - very importantly - the commanders yelled "loose", not "fire" to the archers.But aside from that, the plot was corny and predictable, the actors kinda phoned it in...and don't get me started on historical accuracies because....I mean...the Danes....really?
Filip M (ca) wrote: I really enjoyed watching this, also it's worth to mention that Damon Albarn made soundtrack. :)
Tom H (au) wrote: a fairly successful attempt by director Brian De Palma to make a gangster comedy. simple plot and crazy acts are often a winning combination. especially with characters like Danny Devito and Joe Piscopo helming the project.
Becca W (jp) wrote: Despite a wonderful cast this movie is dull, dull, dull!
Gabrielle Z (ru) wrote: i love this movie so much
Ilsa L (au) wrote: Tom Courtenay is fabulous as Billy Fisher, a young man who prefers his fantasy life to reality.
Troy K (es) wrote: Good movie (directors cut), but the ending was disappointing.
Rambo R (it) wrote: This movie had everything! Total roller coaster, mind boggling flick
Bruno V (mx) wrote: Strange movie , very strange fight-scenes ( slow-fast-stupid ) . Just forget this one !