Monday, May 01, 2006

Just a fun movie

If there was anything good that came of the Ultraviolet suckfest, it was that it ended. And when it ended, it was time to watch a new movie.

Now, I have a tendancy to rent/buy/watch movies that I know almost nothing about. Take a chance and hope for the best, you know? Sometimes it doesn't work out real well, but in the case of Kamikaze Girls, it worked out great.

I get the feeling that IMDB is going to be able to explain it better than me...

Momoko is an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life. Ordinary, that is, if you define ordinary as wearing elaborate lolita dresses from the Rococo period in 18th Century France. A complete fish out of water in her rural and sleepy Japanese town, where everyone buys their clothes (and everything else) at the same store and no one understands her, Momoko's life is one of sugared sweets and frilly treats. Desperate to make some money to pay for her expensive indulgence, Momoko tries selling bootleg Ver*ace and Uni*ersal Studios clothes left over from her Dad's yakuza (gangster) days. However, when punk girl and self-styled 'Yanki' Ichiko comes calling, her days as 'ordinary' are most certainly numbered... Road movie, buddy comedy, deeply insightful and surprisingly touching, the surreal world only further highlights the all too real friendship that brings these two unlikely girls together.
Sorry, I tried summing it up like 3 times and it just wasn't making any sense. So, I cheated.

Moving on. The movie is just fun. It's ridiculous, but in just the right way. It's the kind of movie that I would probably just look past on most days, but I'm glad I took a chance on it, because, honestly, it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while. It was just a fun movie. It moves at a fast pace and there's always something bizarre going on, Momoko's dad farting in her face or her friend Ichiko attacking her. It's constant and hilarious. And it's very much like a live action cartoon like Kung-Fu Hustle.

Seriously, check it out.

Here's the trailer, see for yourself.