Linda Linda Linda
Linda Linda Linda (2005)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

An extremely well-written, emotionally complex coming-of-age tale that has a John Hughesian respect for teenage angst.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An understated and disarmingly human tale of an all-girl band in the runup to the annual rock festival at the members' school.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Doona Bae shines as the adorably awkward teenager who's never met a stage she's afraid of.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Funny, droll, sweetly directed and note-perfect.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

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.

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Dennis Harvey

This technically OK but incident-free pic will induce sleep.

Adam Nayman

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
<i>Linda Linda Linda</i>, from Nobuhiro Yamashita, focuses on friendship to put together a schoolgirl band.<p>"A music group of girls… More
Lesley N
Sweet Japanese film about four schoolgirls who form a band for the school talent contest. Luckily not as cliched as I'd feared, due to the focus on the… More
Anthony Valletta
Fun film with good performances from the girls in the band, great soundtrack from James Iha (of the Smashing Pumpkins), a solid script and good direction. In… More