Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki (Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust )
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Baburu e go!! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki (Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust )
Director Yasuo Baba and screenwriter Ryoichi Kimizuka team to tell the satirical tale of a young bar hostess sent back in time to the year 1990 on a mission to save her mother and reverse a disastrous financial policy that threatens to plunge the Japanese economy into debt. Adapted from the popular manga of the same name, Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust opens as bar hostess Mayumi Showa (Ryoko Hirosue) is abandoned by her boyfriend shortly after the death of her mother and plunged into bottomless debt. Later followed to her apartment by Finance Ministry salary-man Shimokawaji (Hiroshi Abe),… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is little subtlety in the madcap time-travel comedy, but Baba's film affords a view of the massive recessionary changes undergone by Japan in a mere two decades, while dreaming of a future return to the nation's former affluence."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4