In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic stickens men in the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state. With the drastic reduction of men, the gender roles have become reversed in Japan. Woman become the dominant members of society and males are sought out for the ability to produce children. A young man named Unoshin Mizuno (Kazunari Ninomiya) hopes to marry childhood sweetheart Onobu (Maki Horikita), but due to class differences realizes this is almost impossible. To raise his social status and also save his poor family, Unoshin Mizuno enters the Ohoku (inner chambers of the Shugun's castle) and attempts to vie among 3,000 other men for the affection of the female shogun. What Unoshin Mizuno quickly learns about the Ohoku is that the men there are all beautiful, but highly ambitious and conniving. In this environment, the 7th shogun Tokugawa passes away and the new shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa (Kou Shibasaki) takes the thrown and enters the Ohoku.
myint (ca) wrote: The story line is quite familiar with Cliff Robertson's movie "Charly".Can'not be happened in real life.
Daniel N (gb) wrote: This is the best movie i ever seen in my life it has such a great story line :)
James N (ag) wrote: like 1st one better but this was cool
Maxwell L (mx) wrote: Great attempt, but not good enough
Eliabeth C (mx) wrote: Not as good as the book but still so funny
Les R (us) wrote: achingly painful and poignant.
Drew M (nl) wrote: Very good storyline and wonderful drama film and nearly as good as the book. Alison Lohman gives a great leading performance as Astrid. Michelle Pfeiffer shows a strong performance as the murderess Ingrid. Michelle so deserved an Academy Award nomination(She didn't ,but did win a few accolades and was nominated a few). The whole movie itself was put together well, but this movie's strongest likable thing is the acting of the entire cast. My grade=81%(B)
Eric A (gb) wrote: Philip Seymour Hoffman can completely become the characters he plays in all of his films. This is a great example.
Anthony C (nl) wrote: I like all Highlander shows. I recommend to watch at least once.
Roy O (kr) wrote: Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly in political drama that has them in love but on different sides of the fence philosophically.
Joseph S (ru) wrote: Another great Hal Hartley flick.
Brett B (br) wrote: Actually pretty good.
Andrew J (mx) wrote: Marginal (except for tara reid who was absolutely horrible). Plot wasn't horrible but not much new.
Pierre D (mx) wrote: My all-time favorite flick. I recommend to read the book. Many things are left out in the movie.
Julian M (gb) wrote: when I first saw this movie it was ok...but with the second and third viewing a could understand the conversation od psychiatrist and joan crawford..cliff robinson has broken heart with schizophrenic symptoms due to his father and high school sweet heart having sex ...wow..very deep his ex wife and father?...joan crawford is a very good actress and plays a loyal and devoted spouse to the now broken down cliff robertson...will she place him in mental hospital...will he return to his older second true and real wife?...if you here of morals and strength of older generation woman..watch joan crawford in this movie!
Ryan V (br) wrote: Christopher Cross (Edward G. Robinson) is a middle aged cashier stuck in a loveless marriage with a brutish shrew. A coincidental circumstance causes him to become infatuated with Kitty (Joan Bennett), a beautiful young woman in love with a scummy boyfriend (Dan Duryea) who treats her like garbage. Mistaking Christopher for a famous painter, Kitty attempts to bamboozle him out of his money by encouraging his affection for her. However, as enacted by the evocatively mind-warping direction of Fritz Lang, the schemes of Kitty and Christopher take a nasty, homicidal turn. As a whole, Scarlet Street is a memorable noir enlivened by strong dialogue, expert pacing, masterful details, an arresting performance from Bennett, good acting from the rest of the cast, and an impactful ending.
Frank R (ca) wrote: Very strong plot potential, turns into a very pretentious, shallow film.
Donald W (us) wrote: #WOODYALLENRETRO PODCAST PROJECT40 Years and the movie is still one of the best rom-coms ever made from creativity, character chemistry, story and execution.. Mature, fun and witty with a nice feel good ending.. it's just great.. still!
David B (de) wrote: four segments written by four different writes, the first two segments written by lesser known writers allison anders and alexandre rockwell were pretty awful the third segment by robert rodriguez was preety good and the fourth segment by quentin tarantino which was the one I most wanted to see well the only good thing about that was at the end which he ripped of from another film albeit he does mention that he ripped it in this film the film doesnt work for me but if your curious give it ago or watch segment 3 and four on youtube.