Directed by Daisuke Miura
Japan, 2010, 114 minutes, 35 mm, color
In Japanese with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Co-Presented with the New York Asian Film Festival
Showtime: Sunday, July 4th, 2010, at 12:00 noon
Life has put me a bit behind the eight ball in that I haven't been able to watch my screener DVDs as much ahead of time as I normally would. That's again the case with this film, so I don't have the time to put up a full review now.
A movie that will capture the heart of the serial masturbator in all of us. Based on the manga by Kengo Hanazawa, Boys is all about Tanishi, a 29-year-old virgin who spends his leisure time pleasuring himself with porn and slaving away at a dead end job. He even manages to screw up an almost-relationship with a real live woman, who winds up leaving him for his hunkier colleague (Ryuhei Matsuda). The only answer? Fight! And fight Tanishi does, as much as he possibly can