Three interesting directors each took a stab at making a short film about Tokyo. Each was interesting in their own right but overall I wasn't sold on this movie.
The Gondry one involved a woman who turned into a chair. It started out well then got silly when that stuff started. The Bong Joon-Ho one (The Host) was probably my favorite but I didn't love it. It was about a dude who hadn't left his house in 11 years and who ordered pizza everyday who falls in love with a cute pizza delivery girl who has tattoo buttons that when pushed make her fall in love or come out of a coma or whatever. The Carax (Lovers on the Bridge) one was about a white dude who lives in the sewers who comes out onto the streets of Japan to blow people up with old grenades. Silly.
I wanted less bizarre situations and more realism I suppose. Or perhaps I wanted better fantasy type stuff. The Gondry and Carax segments simply left me scratching my head. Although the Bong Joon-Ho one reminded me a bit of Kim Di-Duk's 3-Iron so I did like that aspect of this trilogy.
Directed by Michel Gondry, Bong Joon-Ho, and Leos Carax
2008, U.S. Release: 2009
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