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Oh Lucy! (2018)



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Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy."


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Expanded from her award-winning short of the same title, Oh Lucy! betrays some rough edges in the transition, but Hirayanagi's idiosyncratic touch marks her as a talent worth tracking.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

While it's uneven, and at times seems almost artless in its craft, the story has an idiosyncratic charm that pays off in an unexpectedly touching ending.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

A middle-aged Japanese woman is taken out of her shell by an American teacher in a delightful mix of comedy and revenge melodrama.

February 17, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Revenge is served with gleeful laughter.

September 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Japanese filmmaker Atsuko Hirayanagi explores the transformative power of human connection in Oh Lucy!, a film which seems to play like a standard culture clash comedy but reveals itself to run significantly deeper.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Touching and unnerving, in the best way.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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