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Japanese Story (Special Edition)
Japanese Story
Special Edition
Actors: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski, Lynette Curran, Yumiko Tanaka
Genres: Drama
R     2004     1hr 40min

Toni Collette plays Sandy Edwards, an ambitious geologist who suddenly finds herself having to baby-sit Hiromitsu (Gotaro Tsunashima), a taciturn Japanese businessman. Hoping to strike up a business deal, she agrees to tak...  more »

     

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Actors: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski, Lynette Curran, Yumiko Tanaka
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/11/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Gary J. (gjones) from TROUTDALE, OR
Reviewed on 1/29/2012...
Nice love story about two wildly different people, and the Australian scenery was spectacular. Toni Collette really brought her character to life, and the emotional pain she was experiencing towrds the end of the movie really came across. Maybe not a keeper for everybody, but a solid "recommend".
Gayle B. from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 6/14/2010...
Beautiful Australian scenery...kind of a pointless movie. These two people share an experience in the desert and then without having hardly a conversation start sleeping together and (SPOILER ALERT) one of them dies. It is just kind of odd. I liked the interaction between the two once they actually spoke to each other - Collette is a great actress - but there was not a lot to this movie. The scenes after he dies were good and well-acted, but it was their whole "romance" was just sort of anti-climactic.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jac G. from PASADENA, TX
Reviewed on 10/30/2008...
A Japanese business man comes to Australia to see the countryside. Reluctantly, Sandy takes him on a trip through the wilderness where their veichle gets stuck in sand. They spend the night there and in the morning they are able to get free, but they realize they are attracted to one another.

It is not the survival story it is purported to be. This is a romance and nothing more. The ending was sad, but otherwise the plot was fairly boring. I guess it just wasn't my type of film.