Train Man: Densha Otoko (2006)
Train Man: Densha Otoko Photos
as Middle-aged man in train
as Densha Otoko
as Hermes's friend
as Schoolgirl on the train
Critic Reviews for Train Man: Densha Otoko
If nothing else, this breezily entertaining fable ups the ante on depicting modern communication. I haven't seen a film that has more characters online or on a cell phone or both.
A simple tale of beauty, the geek and the Internet, this Japanese romantic comedy follows the halting courtship of a 22-year-old nerd and his subway crush.
Train Man: Densha Otoko is a lot like its protagonist: sweet, weird, and likable despite some irritating quirks.
Audience Reviews for Train Man: Densha Otoko
A fair romantic movie that begins on a train. The best part of the film is the communicating via the web in a chat room about the lead character's exploits and travails, and the interaction he has with his fellow online chatters. I loved the ending when those other online chatters are truly affected by the train man and venture 'outside' their wired world. Charming movie!
A friend recommended I see this movie and I really enjoyed this film. You always want to pull for the underdog and in this case you experience the frustrations of the main character to the point you really want to throw something at the screen. You become lost in his world and in the end you can't help but cheer for him. I highly recommend this movie.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Train Man," a shy young man(Takayuki Yamada) intervenes to help stop the harassment of women on a train by a drunken businessman. Afterwards, one of the victims, a young woman(Miki Nakatani), sends him a nice set of cups as a thank you gift. He calls her to say thanks and asks her out to dinner, to which she says yes. Buoyed by the advice of his online friends, he undergoes a drastic makeover in preparation for their date...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Train Man" is a sweet romantic movie that is neither vulgar nor condescending. Its central message of getting a life is ironically aimed at people who already have a life in the vibrant world of cyberspace. Granted it may not seem like a terribly attractive one to some, but it is still a valid one, even if most of one's friends are online.(For example, the three gameplayers enjoy playing video games together, so what's wrong with that?) The movie's definition of a successful life is narrowly defined as heterosexual romance. And identifying yourself only by how others see you is quite misguided. But I did like how courage is defined here.[/font]
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