Bôizu on za ran (Boys on the Run)

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Can a loser impress the girl of his dreams despite his many personal flaws? Toshiyuki Tannishi (Kazunobu Mineta) is a guy in his late twenties whose life has been stuck in idle for some time. He has a non-think job filling vending machines for a toy company, he has few friends, he still lives with his folks and he's obsessed with pornography. Toshiyuki is also still a virgin and mostly hopeless with women, but he's struck up a friendship with a cute female co-worker, Chiharu (Mei Kurokawa) that could potentially turn into a romance. Toshiyuki becomes uncharacteristically optimistic when Chiharu still seems interested in him after he mistakenly lends her an especially vile porn DVD, but when she begins showing an interest in Aoyama (Ryuhei Matsuda), a considerably more handsome toy designer, Toshiyuki starts losing his grip on reality, and it doesn't help that he's discovered Chiharu's cheerful neighbor Shiho (You) happens to be a prostitute. Boizu On Za Ran ({aka Boys On The Run) was written and directed by Daisuke Miura, and adapted from the manga by Daisuke Miura. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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  • Feb 23, 2012
    Good movie that's carried by a strong second half and an eccentric charm that permeates throughout the entire movie. The problem is the first half, not that it was bad, and again the eccentric charm helped carry a lot of it, it's just that I didn't find it that interesting, even if it does set up Tanishi's breakdown. Though I will say that the movie is incredibly paced, especially when a lot of Asian movies I've seen are longer than they should be. I think the second half does a great job at telling Tanishi's story and how slowly descends into madness over this girl who won't return his affections after a mistake he made. There's some great character development with the Tanishi character and they make him into someone you want to root for in spite of his very obvious problems he has. He simply isn't perfect and Kazunobu Mineta does a great job playing the part. But overall, I still really enjoyed the movie with or without the awkward first hour.
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