100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi) (2014)
Critic Reviews for 100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi)
In its unique mix of seriousness and comedy, the film presents a series of disappointments in a young woman's life that cumulatively convince her to take control of her own destiny.
A hugely entertaining yet emotionally draining experience, 100 Yen Love takes its audience from hilarious highs to tear-inducing lows. ... An adrenaline-fuelled euphoria.
Ando carries the film with a genuine humor that holds your attention, even if the final act does feel rushed.
...maintains a distinction between personal worth/growth and success or lack thereof in the world...
In this darkly comedic commentary on Japan's sexism and achievement-oriented society, Ichiko (played wonderfully by Ando Sakura) ranks as one of the most unlikely film heroines.
Audience Reviews for 100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi)
Not bad. The boxing angle was a little disturbing, though. I find it so pointless and destructive. Otherwise enjoyable story with good acting and quirky characters.
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