Lala Pipo: A Lot of People (Lalapipo)
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Lala Pipo: A Lot of People (Lalapipo)
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 is looking for new talent as he struggles to make a living running everything from a massage parlor to "adults only" karaoke. Kenji thinks he's found a promising property in Tomoko (Yuri Nakamura), a pretty if timid girl working in retail, and as they strike up a romantic relationship, he looks for ways to use her beauty to his advantage. At… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"Insipid and puerile to the frame."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Just one in a million is likely to enjoy Masayuki Miyano's laugh-free sex comedy."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Much of the source text is captured winningly here, but inevitably some elements have been disappointingly rendered."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"The film is jaunty rather than erotic, hoping to show that, despite everything, some find hope amid the sleaze."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A vapid and misogynistic Japanese sex-dramedy. Idiotic."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"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."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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