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About the Movie
Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko, (Terajima, Dear Etranger, Star Sand, Akame 48 Waterfalls), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna, The Outsider, Deadpool 2), to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, “Penny Dreadful”). When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of ‘Lucy.'
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 46
- Fresh: 46
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Hirayanagi isn't selling a packaged idea about what it means to be human; she does something trickier and more honest here, merely by tracing the ordinary absurdities and agonies of one woman's life.
Fresh: Expanded from her award-winning short of the same title, Oh Lucy! betrays some rough edges in the transition, but Hirayanagi's idiosyncratic touch marks her as a talent worth tracking.
Fresh: Within the confines of this cross-cultural shaggy-dog tale, Hirayanagi locates both a sharp vein of absurdist comedy and a bitter, melancholy undertow.
Fresh: While it's uneven, and at times seems almost artless in its craft, the story has an idiosyncratic charm that pays off in an unexpectedly touching ending.
Absurdist Comedy... Only if you think heartbreak is funny
I'm guessing that some of the critics wrote reviews without having seen this. Although an interesting cross-cultural character study, comedy is not a word anyone who has seen it would use to describe it. I don't know how Apple gets the genre so wrong sometimes. Repeat after me... DRAMA... DRAMA... DRAMA.
Slow and very rambling. The plot was weak and the acting fair. Once they got to America, it turns very weird and crude. We stopped watching since it wasn't interesting enough for us to weather the raunchiness.
Delightful film. Love.