Shall We Dance? (Shall We Dansu?) (1996)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Reminiscent of the Australian hit Strictly Ballroom (1992), this romantic comedy from Japan was a hit in its country of origin, despite (or perhaps because of) its tacit criticisms of the restrictive aspects of Japanese culture. Shohei Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) is a typically strait-laced Japanese businessmen who, passing by in his commuter train one day, glimpses a beautiful young woman, Mai (real-life ballerina Tamiyo Kusakari) through the window of a dance school. Obsessed with her, Shohei
Jan 27, 1996 Wide
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This leisurely little import has its moments - but far too many of them. It runs two hours and seems to end five times.
Shall We Dance?' holds forth the sunny possibility that beyond the most timid exterior there may be a tangoing Walter Mitty to be found.
Brilliant cast and a wonderful movie! Please be tactful and avoid the (ug) remake until you've seen this.
This irresistible Japanese film celebrates the spiritual uplift of boundless desire.
Audience Reviews for Shall We Dance? (Shall We Dansu?)
- Mai Kishikawa: Mai: Thank you all the same. I must be leaving. Ooh, there is one other thing. This may seem a bit presumptuous but, should you have joined up in these classes with me as part of your reason, there could be a few problems. I dance taking it seriously. A dance studio isn't a disco hall. Should you be centered on your mere pleasure only, I'd prefer you not to dance at all!
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