Lala Pipo: A Lot of People (Lalapipo)
Lala Pipo: A Lot of People (Lalapipo) (2009)

The often bizarre sexual attitudes and adventures of six interrelated characters in Tokyo form the basis of this offbeat comedy from director Masayuki Miyano. Kenji (Hiroki Narimiya) works in the lower levels of the Tokyo sex industry, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

Insipid and puerile to the frame.

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Catherine Shoard
Guardian

Just one in a million is likely to enjoy Masayuki Miyano's laugh-free sex comedy.

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Anton Bitel
Film4

A Tokyo Story (or six) about urban alienation - although Ozu never thought to include a talking penis in his oeuvre. Masayuki Miyano's debut may be flashily outrageous and upbeat, but its laughs are rooted in the misery of modern humanity.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Much of the source text is captured winningly here, but inevitably some elements have been disappointingly rendered.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

The film is jaunty rather than erotic, hoping to show that, despite everything, some find hope amid the sleaze.

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Kevin Maher
Times [UK]

A vapid and misogynistic Japanese sex-dramedy. Idiotic.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Never less than watchable, thanks to strong performances and a handful of great scenes but the uneven tone prevents it from engaging on an emotional level.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Coming from a short story collection by Hideo Okuda, Masayuki Miyano's <i>Lala Pipo: A Lot of People</i> becomes a mature stylish… More