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      Enlightenment Guaranteed

      Released Jun 8, 2001 1h 48m Comedy List
      62% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 94% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Two brothers want to get their screwed-up lives together by going to Japan for a retreat in a Zen monastery. En route, their midlife crisis turns into a midnight crisis when they get lost in Tokyo's neon jungle and can't find the way back to their hotel. It's down and out in Asia's brave new world. With no credit cards, directions, and with no Yen in their pockets, they wander through an alien environment where the simplest everyday thing becomes a major, if often comical, challenge. Read More Read Less

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      Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 10, 2003 Full Review Toronto Star Rated: 3/5 May 11, 2002 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 May 10, 2002 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Dorrie manages to keep the film, and her characters, on track. May 26, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 27, 2005 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Apollo Guide With its lack of visual artistry and its overabundance of expository dialogue, I was bored not long after it began. Rated: 58/100 Apr 12, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Valquria G Perfeitoo, um dos melhores 🤩 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A wonderful little comedy/drama. Very true to life, amusing, and even moving -- a genuine little Zen tale! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member an overlooked gem apparently Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Starts off looking promising, but the last 45minutes or so will convince you that "Enlightenment Guaranteed" is just an okay movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member global truth that travel opens up your point of view to see that your own little life is not so great or horrible as you believe it to be Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member It's worth seeing. You won't be wasting your time by watching it. Some may not like it, but it's worth the hour and a half. I liked it. It's thought provoking. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Two brothers want to get their screwed-up lives together by going to Japan for a retreat in a Zen monastery. En route, their midlife crisis turns into a midnight crisis when they get lost in Tokyo's neon jungle and can't find the way back to their hotel. It's down and out in Asia's brave new world. With no credit cards, directions, and with no Yen in their pockets, they wander through an alien environment where the simplest everyday thing becomes a major, if often comical, challenge.
      Director
      Doris Dörrie
      Producer
      Franz X. Gernstl
      Screenwriter
      Doris Dörrie, Ruth Stadler
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 8, 2001, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 24, 2002
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)