Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki (Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust ) (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki (Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust ) (2007)

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Director Yasuo Baba and screenwriter Ryoichi Kimizuka team to tell the satirical tale of a young bar hostess sent back in time to the year 1990 on a mission to save her mother and reverse a disastrous financial policy that threatens to plunge the Japanese economy into debt. Adapted from the popular manga of the same name, Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust opens as bar hostess Mayumi Showa (Ryoko Hirosue) is abandoned by her boyfriend shortly after the death of her mother and plunged into bottomless debt. Later followed to her apartment by Finance Ministry salary-man Shimokawaji (Hiroshi Abe), Mayumi is informed by Shimokawaji that her mother is not dead, but trapped in a different decade on a government-sponsored mission. It seems that the powers that be have created a working time machine out of a common washing machine, and that Mayumi's mother Mariko was sent to ensure that 1990-era Finance Minister Serizawa (Kazue Fukiishi) never establishes the policy that will ultimately cripple the Japanese economy. Should Mayumi succeed in her mission, all of her personal debts will be forgiven. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Comedy
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Critic Reviews for Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki (Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust )

All Critics (1)

There is little subtlety in the madcap time-travel comedy, but Baba's film affords a view of the massive recessionary changes undergone by Japan in a mere two decades, while dreaming of a future return to the nation's former affluence.

February 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki (Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust )

½

Japanese sci-fi comedy as Mayumi goes back in time (via a bright yellow washing machine) to rescue her mother Mariko, who's trying to prevent present-day money meltdown by stopping a politican in the 90's from bursting the economic bubble Cue jokes about mobiles, dance fashions, body-con fashions and spend-spend-spend and it all adds up to a silly and very entertaining film, even if you don't get all the Japanese jokes and cameos. .

Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer

A light-hearted comedy that has fun with itself while at the same time looking at the history of Japan in the bubble days of 1990. The time travel gimmick works well as Mayumi (Ryoko Hirosue) goes back from 2007 to 1990 in order to stop a legislation which causes the bubble to burst and 2007 Japan to be in massive debt. While in the past we get the requisite flashback scenes as Mayumi deals with life in the past such as huge brick "cell phones" and MC Hammer music. Comedy, a little action, and even a little drama adds to the overall fun of this movie.

Zachary Long
Zachary Long
½

A funny movie exploring life in the Bubble Economy era as remembered by a nation while comparing the major changes that are still affecting Japan to this day

James Chou
James Chou

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