Kamikaze Girls

Kamikaze Girls

2004
Comedy
1h 42m
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Kamikaze Girls, where two girls from utterly different fashion universes -- one a "Lolita," the other a "Yankee" -- cross paths and discover they have far more in common than at first sight. Kamikaze Girls is the latest pop-culture phenomenon to take Japan by storm. (Viz Media)
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Kamikaze Girls

2004
Comedy
1h 42m
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Rated 26 Aug 2013
93
95th
This film handles coming of age in such a wonderfully offbeat and exquisitely discursive way. I haven't seen many movies that went this far just to revel in their own weirdness. It all works, thanks to the charm of the two leads, the visually arresting aesthetic, and the constant sensation of celebrating adolescence.
Rated 12 Apr 2012
65
51st
A lonely teenager in rural Japan who is heavily into the Rococo style (ie wearing 18th century Lolita dresses and bonnets) forges an unlikely friendship with a crass biker chick in this bizarre, girly comedy. Lots of wacky interludes, constant fourth-wall breaking and goofy cameos highlight this tale of loyalty that has a surprisingly kick-ass finale. Plus the lovely Kyoko Fukada in frilly babydoll outfits the whole time.
Rated 30 Nov 2013
80
77th
The style is incredibly similar to that of Amelie. Strange and compelling movie.
Rated 16 Apr 2009
92
91st
Not a movie for everyone, and I could see how some people would not be a fan, but it spoke to me like no movie has for quite some time. From the directorial choices and art direction, the acting, to the post-modernist storytelling, an amazing achievement.
Rated 19 Jan 2012
75
69th
As usual with Nakashima, the art direction and cinematography is incredible.
Rated 16 Sep 2012
26
11th
it is a bad
Rated 18 Aug 2014
80
53rd
Flashy and comical presentation, but ultimately a rather shallow coming-of-age story of two marginalized girls.
Rated 06 Aug 2008
74
50th
Overral good story, although somewhat lackluster with bits of comedy thrown throughout. Worth a rental.
Rated 11 Apr 2020
65
49th
It felt like a really quirky movie while I was seeing it, but recalling about the movie in a few days, I decided it is just a normal comedy movie with quirky characters. It really made me want to read the original novel, though.
Rated 11 Mar 2022
83
90th
Lovely, weird and very Japanese depiction of an unlikely friendship built to last.
Rated 31 Dec 2011
60
20th
Top badass moment? Easy this time. Momoko riding to her friend Ichigo's aid in the 'big scene' near the giant Buddha. Sticking up for your mates is badass, even if they're doing something a wee bit stupid. 1 cat and 0 decapitations. There's a cute kitten with a speaking part, although I'm inclined to think it just blundered onto the set by accident. Still, it totally stole the scene for me.
Rated 17 Jul 2013
20
4th
Rokoko sanatina hayran olan ve kendisini lolita olarak tanimlayan asiri süslü elbiseler giyen Momoko'ya bir araç çarpar Momoko ölmeden önce hikayesini anlatmaya baslar, filmin devaminda daha gothic bir karakter olan kadin gangster Ichiko ile tanisir. Hiç arkadasi olmayan Momoko, Içhiko ile samimiyeti artirir. Içhiko çetesinden yarilirken yardim eder. (Momoko iyi nakisçidir.) Film atari oyunu gibi görseller içeriyor, içinde yer yer anime var. Karakter kameraya dönüp konusuyor, özet geçiyor. KÖTÜ
Rated 01 Aug 2009
85
43rd
I saw it in Japanese without subtitles, and I thought it was a cute movie, though the dialogue was a bit hard to follow.
Rated 15 Dec 2015
4
70th
Hyper-stylized live-action comic book about a baby-faced "Lolita" who befriends a biker chick. It's light as air, but their burgeoning relationship gives the movie all the necessary heft and it's a blast from start to finish.
Rated 03 Nov 2020
40
3rd
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Rated 12 Feb 2011
82
60th
enjoyable "Nana"-ish comedy, and kyoko's cuteness got me captivated from start to finish!
Rated 16 Jan 2007
72
41st
Momoko is an extremely girly-girl (kawaii as they say in Japanese), Rococo-obsessed, emotionally closed high school student. Against her wishes, she ends up befriending Ichiko, a biker chick... and also discovering her talents. The movie seems obviously designed for young girls, but the bold, flashy style and some genuinely touching scenes make it worthwhile. I also like the soundtrack, a mix of Momoko's Strauss themes and catchy pop tunes.
Rated 19 Oct 2009
80
79th
This is about 70% embroidery so I probably shouldn't like it, and if it was made in the west I no doubt wouldn't. But this is a quirky, crazy comedy film about an odd couple friendship. And needlework. But that's fine.
Rated 08 Nov 2010
20
41st
"In spite of its individual pleasures, the film has very little in its head." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 14 Feb 2022
84
90th
A super fun depiction of an unlikely friendship in which two girls bring out the best of each other.
Rated 14 Oct 2018
60
58th
interesting as a study of 2000s Japanese subcultures, but the film drags and loses focus. i've seen this four times thinking the next time i'll get something new out of it and i come out of it feeling disappointed. it's one of those films. also will people please stop comparing Tetsuya Nakashima to Amélie? Nakashima is interesting in how he crafts and then subverts his mise en scène constantly, but Jeunet does nothing of the sort
Rated 18 Mar 2008
95
99th
A great story of the friendship of two different girls. We need more strong girl protagonists like this duo.
Rated 05 Dec 2009
70
57th
Both "Kamikaze Girls" and "Memories of Matsuko" required and deserved two viewings. (Previously in Tier 2).

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