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100 Yen Love

2014 1h 53m Comedy Drama List
100% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 74% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A 32-year-old woman living with her parents meets a boxer and finally starts a life. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) I thoroughly enjoyed this odd little movie... It's very funny, but it has a couple of gut punches that you better be ready for. Jul 22, 2022 Full Review Peter Debruge Variety In its unique mix of seriousness and comedy, the film presents a series of disappointments in a young woman's life that cumulatively convince her to take control of her own destiny. Oct 23, 2015 Full Review Dustin Chang ScreenAnarchy We know she is 100 Yen kind of a gal. She says so herself. But would she stay a loser forever? The film is a total underdog story that largely relies on Ando and she gives, hands down, the best performance of the year here. Feb 14, 2021 Full Review Andrew Heskins An exceptional performance from Ando Sakura leads this comedy turned boxing drama... Rated: 4/5 Sep 23, 2020 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Begins as a tragic family drama, but is remodeled into a social one, attempting to demonstrate the ugly aspects of the Japanese society: Family troubles, dysfunctional relationships and the fear of solitude that can drive one to extreme actions Nov 2, 2018 Full Review James Marsh South China Morning Post A hugely entertaining yet emotionally draining experience, 100 Yen Love takes its audience from hilarious highs to tear-inducing lows. ... An adrenaline-fuelled euphoria. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 6, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Max W 100 Yen Love encapsulates a dual essence, oscillating between a negative, nihilistic atmosphere and a quirky, hopeful demeanour. The film serves as a metaphorical punch thrown by individuals struggling to find meaning in their existence against the canvas of life. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/24 Full Review Audience Member I read a few positive reviews of this film before sitting down for 2 hours to take it in. I wasn't convinced by Sakura Ando's pretend acting to be so weak at the beginning of the film. Then in the boxing scene at the film's close, after watching all the hard spent training to hone her into a strong focused athlete she gets into the ring and suddenly forgets all her training and gets pummeled. Even for a Japanese drama film this all just appeared too nonsensical. In the love hotel scene she suddenly can move a muscle, but a few scenes before she physically attacks her sister without reserve. The glaring inconsistencies were a turn off. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad. The boxing angle was a little disturbing, though. I find it so pointless and destructive. Otherwise enjoyable story with good acting and quirky characters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A powerful and ultimately uplifting gritty indie film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A 32-year-old woman living with her parents meets a boxer and finally starts a life.
Masaharu Take
Yoshinori Kanô, Yûji Hiratai, Gen Satô
Shin Adachi
Production Co
Toei Video Company
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
1h 53m