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Adrift in Tokyo

2007 1h 41m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 87% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
A thug (Tomokazu Miura) offers to pay a law student's (Jô Odagiri) gambling debt if the student will accompany him on a trip across Tokyo. Read More Read Less

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Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia A surprisingly deep offbeat indie comedy drama Dec 12, 2022 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Its complexity is buried delicately underneath the jokes, and the film is a far more laudable and intricate work than at first it might appear. Rated: 7/10 May 12, 2019 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures there is definitely method to be found in all the meandering madness, as these disparate episodes collectively chart a rich thematic street guide to luck and loneliness, karma and transformation. Jun 1, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A charming movie with a beautiful backdrop and cultural quirks on full display, this movie feels almost nostalgic and does well to keep it's audience entertained despite its whimsical, sometimes uninvolving story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member The premise of a debt collector taking a last walk across Tokyo to a police station where he will hand himself in for a horrible crime, accompanied only by a directionless young man recently in his debt, does give an interesting starting point for a comedy drama. The dialogue between the two, as they simply walk the beautifully filmed city, makes for an interesting core and their changing attitudes to each other are also wonderful to watch, even leading to a couple of rather touching moments. Unfortunately, the film colours this with side characters who are mostly left intriguing and yet under developed and opens up questions about the central characters which lead no where. Although Satoshi Miki makes a trademark of not trying to tie his stories up in unrealistically convenient Hollywood endings, many of the paths and side plots the film takes you down seem unforfilling when you look back at them. If nothing else though, Tenten (Adrift in Tokyo) paints a very honest and personal picture of the city whilst delivering some fantastically human dialogue that at least make it a very interesting watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny and good story Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Being quirky doesn't necessarily mean funny, and so this is a light, harmless comedy/road movie - or a "walk movie" - that comes up with potentially funny situations but doesn't always know how to fully explore them or how to maintain a good focus during the second act. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A great movie, not short of great cinematography and leaves me with a feeling of wanting to see more. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member really good movie, Jo Odagiri is a good actor Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A thug (Tomokazu Miura) offers to pay a law student's (Jô Odagiri) gambling debt if the student will accompany him on a trip across Tokyo.
Director
Satoshi Miki
Screenwriter
Satoshi Miki
Production Co
Stylejam Inc.
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 12, 2016
Runtime
1h 41m