Linda Linda Linda
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Four schoolgirls put the axiom "the show must go on" to the test in this rock & roll teen comedy drama from Japan. Nozumi (Shiori Sekine) and Kyoto (Aki Maeda) are two friends who attend the same high school and have decided to put together a rock band to play the school's talent show. Things are going well until two days before the show, when the group's lead guitarist quits for fear of breaking her fingernails and the singer walks due to lack of interest. Determined to make a showing one way or another, Nozumi takes over as bass player, Kyoto becomes the group's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An extremely well-written, emotionally complex coming-of-age tale that has a John Hughesian respect for teenage angst."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"An understated and disarmingly human tale of an all-girl band in the runup to the annual rock festival at the members' school."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Doona Bae shines as the adorably awkward teenager who's never met a stage she's afraid of."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"... a lively, engaging, character-driven piece with flourishes of offbeat humor..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"If The Beatles were teen girls starring in a John Hughes picture made with a distinctly Japanese attention to the comedy of everyday life, the movie showcasing it all would go something like this."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Funny, droll, sweetly directed and note-perfect."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"The movie provides a fine, shiny reminiscence of school days, when learning three guitar chords in the right order was the most important thing in the world."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"The film exhorts a sense of nostalgia for the stressful trials of youth."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"It's the kind of high-school movie about kids and music that Hollywood would never be able to capture with such intimacy, nuance and restraint."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"This technically OK but incident-free pic will induce sleep."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Director Nobuhiro Yamashita seems to be aiming for a laconic deadpan tone, yet the static camera work and even-keel pacing elicit more yawns than chuckles."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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