zenzen daijobu (Fine, Totally Fine)
zenzen daijobu (Fine, Totally Fine) (2008)

Love threatens to turn two geeky guys against one another in this independent comedy from Japan. Teruo (YosiYosi Arakawa) is a self-conscious nerd who works at a bookstore when he isn't indulging his favorite pastime of scaring people.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sweet natured and gentle Japanese comedy, that never really hits the mark.

Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Fujita adopts a dry, observational style reminiscent of Jacques Tati or Roy Andersson, making the madcap incidents and whimsical idiosyncrasies in his sketches seem all the funnier for being kept at such a cool distance

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Picturesque in a slightly exaggerated, highly coloured comic-book style, the film is a little undercooked in terms of character and unpersuasive in its narrative. It's all quirks but no content of significance.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Like a plate of cinematic sushi, writer-director Yosuke Fujita's debut is an off-the-menu mixture of crazy comedy and bland romance that won't satisfy everyone. But it's certainly worth a try.

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David Jenkins
Film4

This laconic artificially quirky debut from Japanese writer-director Fujita Yosuke settles for a rudimentary comic inspection of the dreary existence of a clutch of twentysomethings forced to reject their aspirations in order to face up to adult realities

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The sweetness and good nature of this film won me over, after a slowish start. The leftfield vignettes and eccentric dialogue make for a taste that didn't take me long to acquire - and Arakawa in particular is a winning performer, in his goofy way.

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Sun Online

It makes a refreshing change to watch a film about nice people where there is no swearing and laughs are gentle.

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Hannah Forbes Black
Film4

A charming and funny tale of a bunch of sadsack losers piecing their lives together, Fine, Totally Fine combines slapstick and poignancy to create a gently beguiling romantic comedy.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

There are antics with fake ghosts and fish sausages - rather too many, but you've got to laugh.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

Perhaps it's a tad overstretched at 110 minutes, but the film's performances and the sly, satirical tone are unfailingly attractive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Cute Japanese film. Story is a bit slight, but still enjoyable and amusing and I really liked the clutsy girl character (could totally relate to the coffee… More