Vibrator (2003)

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Internationally acclaimed Japanese film director Ryuichi Hiroki (I Am an S&M Writer, Tokyo Trash Baby) takes the helm for this cathartic road movie concerning the transformative journey of an emotionally-unstable writer and adapted from the novel by Mari Akasaka. Rei (Shinobu Terashima) is a freelance writer whose inner demons have driven her to self-medicate. It's during one of her late-night beer-runs to a local urban mini-mart that Rei makes the acquaintance of handsome young trucker Okabe (Nao Omori) - who has taken a momentary pit stop to fill up his tank and grab some snacks. After the two form a friendly bond in the late night hours where anything seems possible, Rei climbs into Okabe's rig for an impromptu road trip that will lead her to find out more about herself than she would ever learn while sitting home and drinking alone. As the dawn draws near on the edge of the horizon, what at first appeared to be a one-night stand gradually transforms into a momentous meeting of chance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
Asian Crush

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Critic Reviews for Vibrator

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's the best erotic trucker road film I've seen.

Full Review… | July 5, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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February 27, 2007
Reel.com

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Full Review… | March 16, 2004
eye WEEKLY

A film that solely seeks to showcase the acting talents of its two leads, and the producers could not have picked two more talented actors to pull it off.

Full Review… | March 4, 2004
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Vibrator

½

I give it credit for being something fresh and different for me, but I think there's a reason I don't generally watch movies like this. I think it's just way too subtle for my taste.

Andrew Kluger
Andrew Kluger

One of the better "Fucked up Asian's coming to terms with things" movies. The two stars are outstanding.

Isaac Joslin
Isaac Joslin
½

The first two scenes (the quick mart shopping and the sex scene in the truck) were fantastic because they were all about physically beautiful people coping in enclosed spaces. And then suddenly the director forgets about enclosed spaces and shoots as if he were in a studio (which is unfortunate as most of the movie takes place inside a truck cab). Once he abandoned the tangibility of these spaces, I was left with nothing but the abstract musings of some fairly uninteresting characters. Even the chick's intertitles follow suite, starting with immediate physical concerns and ending up with dimestore philosophy.

GringoTex Johnson
GringoTex Johnson

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