Baunsu ko gaurusu (Bounce KO Gals)
Baunsu ko gaurusu (Bounce KO Gals) (1997)

Ripped straight from the headlines of 1990s Japan, this film directed by Masato Harada explores the ticklish issue of enjo kosai -- a much-hyped phenomenon in which Tokyo schoolgirls (kogyaru) go on paid dates with lecherous middle-aged… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 18, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2006
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Manages the difficult feat of being simultaneously sordid and tedious at the same time.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Foreign film buffs who enjoyed Lost in Translation may find it worthwhile to revisit Japan with a native guide.

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Jeremiah Kipp

[E]xpressive and often funny, but never deep or poetic.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

Bounce Ko Gals feels fabricated, studio-bound and claustrophobic, which doesn't add to the ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity this genre has always depended on.

Brian Mckay

a drama that focuses on the seedy world of Japanese schoolgirl prostitution - wins points for trying to tackle a hard subject, albeit with velvet gloves.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Despite the lurid material, director Masato Harada's intelligent drama takes a refreshingly non-exploitative look at Japan's real-life sex industry and its relationship to an increasingly youth-oriented consumer culture.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The movie frames a critique of socially permissible pedophilia as indelible as Harada's eavesdropping mise-en-scène.

Marcy Dermansky

Three Japanese teens bounce from scenes of seedy underworld horror (and kink) to school-girl giggles. These final giggles that will hold you spell-bound.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Depressing, even with the uplifting finale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
alan jay
Not a sexual movie but it deals with selling sex. This movie has a lot of heart and I enjoyed it alot. It basically follows the activity of the 3 youngfemale… More