Densha otoko (Train Man)
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A socially-challenged otaku (Japanese slang for "geek") saves an attractive female from the unwanted advances of a lecherous salaryman while commuting on the local train route, only to become infatuated with the kind and thankful woman in a romantic comedy that takes its cue from a real-life romantic encounter. Densha Otoko (Takayuki Yamada) may not have much experience with the ladies, but what he lacks in romantic know-how he more than makes up for in gentlemanly instinct. When Densha notices an unruly drunk making a female train passenger (Miki Nakatani) uncomfortable, his snap… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If nothing else, this breezily entertaining fable ups the ante on depicting modern communication. I haven't seen a film that has more characters online or on a cell phone or both."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"The back story behind Train Man is as entertaining as the film itself"
‑ Don Willmott,
"A simple tale of beauty, the geek and the Internet, this Japanese romantic comedy follows the halting courtship of a 22-year-old nerd and his subway crush."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Murakami gives the film an effervescent buzz that keeps things moving."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Train Man: Densha Otoko is a lot like its protagonist: sweet, weird, and likable despite some irritating quirks."
‑ Drew Tillman, Village Voice
"Though Train Man cleans up pretty decently, he still talks too fast and stands too close, and his makeover is a long-term work in progress. But it is working, and that's happy ending enough."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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