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Title:   A Boy and His Samurai
Director:   Yoshihiro Makamura
Year:   2010
Genre:   Female Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.23.11

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Fish Story

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.23.11Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2011
Wow it's been a long weekend. Hopefully I can remember something about these 14 films I've seen since last sitting down to write notes. What a fun weekend.

It started with a two-hour workday (awesome) and this movie. Golden Slumber blew me away last year and I very much enjoyed Fish Story when I finally got around to watching Victor's lent DVD. Those two films made this one of my most hopeful of the fest. It's a completely different genre and not really like the previous two at all (Micah pointed out that both FS and GS were adapted from books by the same author; Samurai came from a different authro), being very family-friendly and heart-warming and romantically comedic and all. It's masterfully executed but, like most movies in this genre, tells a very familiar story.

If you've seen Kate & Leopold, you've basically seen this movie. A single mom and young child come upon an Edo period samurai transplanted from his time into modern-day Tokyo. Hilarity ensues as his formalist samurai discipline and old-world values clash with the wacky world of female bread-winners and hustle-bustling streets.

But, lest I'm sounding too negative, the movie is very well done and quite funny. The samurai takes up cooking and, through his work ethic and attention to detail, becomes an amazing pastry chef, so there's that too. It's really a great movie, just a shame the story has to be so familiar.
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