Getting Any? Uncut Edition
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From the acclaimed director, Takeshi Kitano (Fireworks, Kikujiro), comes a bizarre, over the top and absurd comedy, full of slapstick silliness and never ending gags. A great satire of Japanese society and popular cinema, Getting Any?, embraces the spirit of Kitano s early stand-up comedy and television work, and as such it offers a genuine inside look into his true personality.
The story follows the nerdy, middle aged Asao, a professional daydreamer, whose one and only goal in life is - as the title suggests - getting laid. Asao embarks on a series of slapstick adventures in search of fulfilling his ultimate fantasy - making wild, passionate sex with a woman. Asao s holy quest for sex lands him in a series of absurd situations, involving robbery schemes, big movie productions, yakuza gang rivalry wars and scientific experiments. Getting Any? may be very episodic and perhaps even pointless in the grand scheme of things, but for those willing to go for it, it's a hoot from start to finish.
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So enough of that jib-jab, hows the movie? It definitely is what could be termed insane with a tone that matches something like Kentucky Fried Movie throwing one idea for jokes into the next with reckless abandon. Describing the plot is almost impossible in my opinion. The basic idea is that thirty-five year old Asao decides to get a car he can have sex in. Whent the several ideas at procuring the car go awry, he then plans to get money to get a first class ticket on a plane because of course the flight attendants have sex with the first class passengers. Where it goes from there is a bizzare off kilter experience that can only be described as a surreal journey of the odd-ball.
Comedies are hard to rate since like horror films they only work for certain members of the audience. Some will like this film while others will absolutely hate it. Me I can definitely attest that I laughed quiet a bit at the film. Despite the overload of the jokes there were some that were indeed humorous to my sensibility. But while there were jokes I laughed at I do admit that a lot of the jokes probably work better for Japanese audiences, and some of those jokes at times are taken to such extremes that they overstay their welcome so to speak. For the most part as well while I liked a lot of the humor the last half of them didn't really work as well as the first despite the presence of Kitano himself playing an oddball scientist.
I guess all I can say to end it is probably the perfect way to end all positive reviews of caution, see it at your own risk.
Appart from that is still the wacky and funny movie I remembered and I enjoyed watching it again.
I watched this film with my friends, and they didn't get all the jokes at the first time [probably because you have to read the subtitles too, so some of your attention is reserved for that], but then we watched it again a couple of days later, and we were pointing out all the subtle jokes and "hidden characters" [hint: these are the people who died in the previous scenes, but they keep coming up in the subsequent sequences, it's a bit like watching the Simpsons or Futurama, you really have to pay attantion to catch these little private jokes]. I must say watching this film with others is twice the fun, and it's addictive too [like most cult classics].
I'd have to say Kitano does a great job yet again mixing comedy elements with violence, though there's much less violence and blood in this film [ it's a comedy after all]. People should approach this film from a different angle though, don't expect another gangster flick [not a serious one at any rate].
I warmly recommend this flick for any comedy fan, besides there aren't that many films out there that make fun of the whole Japanese society, mannerism and pop culture all wrapped up in a two hour film. Good job Kitano.