Monday, March 21, 2011

swing girls

it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that suwingu...


after inadvertently poisoning the school band, tomoko (juri ueno), yoshie (shihori kanjiya), kaori (yuika motokariya), naomi (yukari toyoshima) and the rest of the girls who have been forced into maths summer school, join up with takuo (yuta hiraoka) - the only non-poisoned band member - and they start a big band to cover the duties of the school band. just as they start to make inroads disaster strikes and the school band return, taking the instruments and rehearsal space from the 'swing girls', but not quashing their new found appreciation of jazz. it's up to tomoko and takuo to see if they can make something of this rag-tag bunch...

from shinobu yaguchi, who brought us the wonderfully enjoyable film 'waterboys', comes almost the same film, but with girls and a swing band, instead of boys and a synchronised swimming team. it isn't quite as good as 'waterboys', but it is so much fun that you don't really care. the cast are excellent, there are lots of laughs and it is a film to fill you with joy.

great stuff...

the dvd is hk$54 from buyoyo.com

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