Saturday, September 08, 2007

Big Dreams Little Tokyo

If I have any say in the matter, this will definately be the next movie I see!

Big Dreams Little Tokyo is the story of Boyd, an American with an uncanny ability to speak Japanese. Boyd aspires to succeed in the world of Japanese buisness but finds himself mostly on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, his roommate Jerome is a Japanese American who has always felt too American to be Japanese but too Japanese to be American. He aspires to be a sumo wrestler but finds his weight and blood pressure are thwarting his dreams. Together they struggle to find their place in a world where cultural identity is seldom what it seems.

Hmmm... I wonder what that's like.

Anyways, I'm really looking forward to seeing it! Not to mention, his next film, White on Rice! Tonoshimi ne!

If you get a chance, check it out....

For Mr. Takita's sake!


Abbey said...

Is that playing / did/will it play in the U.S.? I hope American audiences can get it!

And there's Andou, from Heroes!

WV: ysghito. "Ya suga hito." For those in Japan having a special someone to pay the bills.

Melissa said...

As far as I know, it's been playing the international film festival circut. It was in Cleveland in March, but I haven't been able to find any recent screenings yet.

I know! Hiro on Heros! I'm constantly being amazed at the inroads Japanese culture has made over the past 3 years... I'll save that for another post.

Abbey said...

Right? Having lived here, the movie makes sense, but when I think that they're putting that experience out there to the world, I find it very interesting. It's a new kind of immigrant experience to be delved into.

And as for Hiro and Andou on Heroes, well that's just good timing!

songbird516 said...

That sounds really interesting! I hope that american audiences can see it if they'd like to. Thanks for the heads-up :)

Anonymous said...

I totally hafta see that one...I will keep an eye out at Japan Society here in NYC to see if it shows up...too funny!