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opal cho
Posted: May 30, 2005 2:46 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 16 Apr 2005 Posts: 162
Hi, anyone here watched Swing Girls? It's quite a cute Japanese story involving students of a particular school. No romance though.

Summary:
This is a story of some high school girls who went of to deliver lunch for their school's band during their holidays, while they were supposed to have a really boring math lesson instead. These girls are kind of delinquent and they managed to cause food poisoning to the band members of their school. Afterwards, they are sent to the hospital to recuperate, but nobody can help to replace them to participate in a national Jazz competition. The girls decide to get out of their boring Math remedial and get into Jazz instead. A series of mishaps persue and then these girls, who hated Jazz, and did not even know how to blow a trumpet, begin to appreciate the music of Jazz.

I really loved this story very much, with its ups and downs and all the funny bits in between. Laughing Kawaii ne!
 
yumiotsuka
Posted: Jun 04, 2005 10:44 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
MEMEME!!! the part where by they can't join the compeition as the girl forgot to post it is very sad....
they tried so hard...
they even bought those spoilt dirty instrument and they practice very hard... however, only 1 girl the trombone player manage the blow the tissue and dun let it drop...
it's a super funny show... i hope their dvd will come out!
 
Sauronu
Posted: May 19, 2006 12:40 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 25 Jan 2006 Posts: 48 Location: Bulgaria
This is one of the funniest and interesting movies I have ever seen. I love the part with the bottles and the one in the forest.
At the begining I didn't have much expectations fot it, becouse I saw it was a musical, but at the end I was glad that i watched it
Must see Smile
 
nish
Posted: Jun 02, 2006 4:49 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 29 Jan 2006 Posts: 715 Location: India
I love this movie!!
Its so interesting and the music is really really good... Classic Orchestra has its own charms

And I love the actors in it as well... especially that teacher Tongue
Remember him from Good Luck

Actually I have seen only once.. I think I will go watch it again ^_^.. must look for it now Giggle
 
Tia-Kun
Posted: Jul 04, 2006 7:21 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 30 Jul 2005 Posts: 135
I love swing girls. I really wish they would make a J-drama about this movie, its made by the same person who made water boys and water boys has already had two drama seasons, *sigh* a swing girls drama would be so awsome ^^
 
eyn
Posted: May 13, 2007 10:28 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
"Swing Girls" rocks! I bought this DVD from a pirated store and it has optional subtitle for both Cantonese and English! Tongue

Anyway, this movie is really interesting and fun, the part where they are chased by the boar is just PRICELESS. Giggle Funny as hell and at the same time very interesting and meaningful. I was in the school band last time and it really bring back some memories. If you watch the off-shot clips you can see Ueno Juri tried so hard to practice her saxophone that she was in tears during the practice, probably due to the tight schedule and pressure. I'm a trumpet player myself and I know how hard it is to play Jazz music, especially those crazy slurs and high notes. It is NOT easy to hit those high notes at all (refer to the scene where the trumpet girl is practicing under the bridge). It's also funny how the trumpet player put a tiny rat thingy on her trumpet before the performance, I guess it's there just for the dramatic effect. Sneeze

Overall, this movie is very fun and everyone should watch this if you have the chance, you won't regret it! Boogie And after watching this movie, you will know why they pick Ueno Juri as Nodame when they plan to shoot "Nodama Cantabile". She already has the musical training while shooting "Swing Girls", and she has this fun factor and funny expression that makes her very suitable for a comedy role. And if you watch another dorama called "Engine" starring Kimutaku, you'll see yet another facet of Ueno's character. She's a pretty good actress if you ask me!
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Jun 25, 2009 7:57 pm Reply with quote
PEACH PEACH
Joined: 17 Feb 2009 Posts: 1933 Location: On Ai's speed dial!
Tia-Kun wrote:
I love swing girls. I really wish they would make a J-drama about this movie, its made by the same person who made water boys and water boys has already had two drama seasons, *sigh* a swing girls drama would be so awsome ^^

Wow, that would be a great drama, Juri may be too old now. Sad For anyone who hasn't seen this movie yet, stop what ever you're doing, rush out and get it now! No Er, well maybe not at a U.S. store, but can be bought fairly cheap on-line, you won't ever see many better movies. Smile Wasn't sure what movie to watch tonight, now I do! Embarassed
 
mangomalte
Posted: Jun 25, 2009 10:32 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Oct 2006 Posts: 3587 Location: Sweden
this movie summed up in one word:

awesome. Wink
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Jun 26, 2009 11:34 pm Reply with quote
PEACH PEACH
Joined: 17 Feb 2009 Posts: 1933 Location: On Ai's speed dial!
mangomalte wrote:
this movie summed up in one word:

awesome. Wink

Yup, perfect word, from what I've heard that also describes Juri's sax playing, Smile they also played a few live shows, everyone who was in the final scene can actually play.
 
hanako
Posted: Jul 05, 2009 11:23 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 17 Aug 2008 Posts: 18
this movie was cute. ueno juri rocks. i love how versatile her acting is.
 
hitomi #1
Posted: Jul 16, 2009 5:33 pm Reply with quote
PEACH PEACH
Joined: 17 Feb 2009 Posts: 1933 Location: On Ai's speed dial!
Watched Swing Girls again last night, tonight I'm going to watch this movie, it's another Juri film which is why I posted here, highly recommended! Nod
 
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