Minnâ-yatteruka! (Getting Any?) Reviews
Received incredibly well in it's home country 'Getting Any' was the biggest success of Kitano's first 5 features. The plot follows Dankan, a social loser obsessed with the idea that if he is to have sex he must first own a car, as no woman can resist a man with a car. The narrative is incredibly episodic, with Dankan jumping from one ridiculous situation to another; in this sense the film feels like a feature length sketch show, with some of the jokes landing and others not.
As the film continues it moves more and more into the realm of stupidity, leaving any semblance of character development and believability far behind. Dankan becomes an actor, a hit-man and half fly over the over-long 100 minute running time and, although never completely boring the film begins to feel tiresome as it nears its finale.
Overall 'Getting Any?' is the weakest I've seen Kitano and puts an end to the director's spree of touching, brilliant cinema (which thankfully later returns). I'd only recommend this if you're a big Kitano fan.
Oh, so the story? A mid-30's lone guy decides it's finally time to have sex. But how? Buying a car? Flying first class on an airplane? Becoming an actor? Becoming a Yakuza? Becoming an invisible man? Becoming a human fly? Why not?
The first film to accurately portray car sex.
japanska verzija americke pite :)