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½ October 19, 2011
Touching and humorous film about the beauty of human relationships. None of us are "totally fine," but it's OK.
½ April 15, 2011
This quirky Japanese film was surprisingly funnier than was expected. And this was after I had already started watching the film. Knowing Japanese films are often a bit odd to North American audiences, I was expecting moments that would make me smile, but Fine, Totally Fine had moments that went that extra mile and had me laughing out loud.
A beautiful colour pallette brings about an almost comic book esthetic to the visuals which helps ground the moments of absurdity into a coeherent and wonderful story.
½ November 22, 2010
Piacevole, leggero e mai noioso, anche se un po' inconcludente. In ogni caso un'ottima scelta per riempire la serata.
October 5, 2010
Don't know what to say about this weird movie..... about dysfunctional people, in a rigid society.... interesting though and sort of funny.
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½ July 25, 2010
Cute Japanese film. Story is a bit slight, but still enjoyable and amusing and I really liked the clutsy girl character (could totally relate to the coffee spilling, not being able to make up boxes ect. LOL). Also some nice scenery of Tokyo in it. Fans of Japanese comedy/romance should check it out.
½ December 20, 2009
This great comedy's story is of 2 friends who find themselves at odds with each other when they both fall for a clumsy accident prone woman. It's a very original, charming and refreshing tale. It works well as the film makers kept it simple. Even Tanaka from Downtown's Gaki No Tsukai has a nice role. Recommended.
September 25, 2009
Boring, totally boring. This has so much of extremely subtle humour that most of the supposedly quirky scenes were actually unfunny.
July 18, 2009
Your typical "quirky character, slice-of-life comedy"--amusing enough but lacking the heart/depth that distinguishes quality films within the genre. I don't think I'd watch it again.
½ April 23, 2009
Satu lagi "feeling good" movie !!! Good story & Lucu !!! Beberapa scene bikin gw ngakak hahahahah :D Awesome charachters with the rite casts. Yg jd Teruo bisa konyol gitu tampangnya hahaha. Yoshino Kimura as clumsy weird girl juga ciamik mengundang simpati.
February 19, 2009
This is the funniest Japanese comedy I've never seen!
December 31, 2008
This great comedy's story is of 2 friends who find themselves at odds with each other when they both fall for a clumsy accident prone woman. It's a very original, charming and refreshing tale. It works well as the film makers kept it simple. Even Tanaka from Downtown's Gaki No Tsukai has a nice role. Recommended.
November 17, 2008
Life is full of ups and downs. Yosuke Fujita‚??s use of slow pacing and near lift muzak make Fine, Totally Fine feel like a lift journey, with each character experiencing both life‚??s ups and life‚??s downs. Nicely comical, the film starts with 2 best friends, one of which is played by the delightful Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (Japanese for ‚??funny man‚??). With one an overly nice administrative clerk and the other a would-be haunted house film maker, the comic moments are uniquely Japanese. The pair both fall for the same girl, a timid artist, who in turn falls for the facially scarred customer in the bookshop where she works. Full of wild and wonderful characters, the film is effortlessly funny, as it slowly moves along, never becoming overly sentimental. Fujita‚??s life pace for the ups and downs of life is hardly a rollercoaster ride, but this film is good, totally good.
½ November 15, 2008
This film is smashing! Funny, scary, heart-warming, weird.
You cannot stop giggling-!!
November 15, 2008
I've never seen a funny Japanese comedy, and so much is often lostg in translation, but there's a lot to be laughed at here. It's very awkward laughing, as the joke is really in the very human flaws of the characters, all of whom have their own social problems, hence the 'fine, totally fine' as none of them are really fine at all. But you find yourself thinking 'well is anybody completely fine?', making the characters flaws both sympathetic and laughable. The horror movie freak does privide some proper laughs tho
½ November 9, 2008
Displays no greater ambition than to mix up sight gags (a boy trapped under the weight of a gum-bubble) with absurdist asides on life's little obstacles: impenetrable packaging, pens that run out of ink, countless trips and spills and breakages. Like Japanese pop or pornography, it's something of an acquired taste: visually acute, amusingly played (particularly by the doltish Arakawa as chief layabout Teruo) and not without its eccentric, left-of-centre charms, but resolutely minor key, and too slight and aimless to support a running time getting on for two hours.
October 21, 2008
Reminds me a bit of "The Taste of Tea," with it's lowkey humor that comes from awkward situations in everyday life. The characters are all unique and very quirky, with their own faults and humorous personalities. From the book store clerk who wants to build a haunted house (and film scary scenes for research) to the red-faced pot mender who enjoys abstract art of a homeless women... Yes that doesn't make much sense but that is part of the fun in this film, all of this weird stuff happening in the everyday lives of these Tokyoites. Worth watching for that unique Japanese indie humor.
½ September 22, 2008
A typically japanese-cultured movie with quirky characters and laughter-stricken situations.
June 6, 2008
It's a little slow, but "off-beat comedy" is the best way to describe it. Very fun movie once you get into it, good characters. Something different.
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