Linda Linda Linda (2005)62K
Linda Linda Linda: Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita. With Bae Doona, Aki Maeda, Yû Kashii, Shiori Sekine. A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.
“I just saw this film at the Toronto Film Fest and this is what Josie and The Pussycats should have been. This charming little Japanese film will have you singing the Blue Hearts title song over and over. A group of aspiring teenage girls form a band to perform for the high school rock festival, can they get it together? Kudos to Nobuhiro Yamashita for putting together such a cute and impressive cast of young women who make up the band who are all skilled actresses. This is a sweet film that will win over any teenage girl who ever thought that they could start an indie band (but also wins over an adult crowd with itu0026#39;s modest charm and itu0026#39;s humor). Fans of Japanese female bands like Shonen Knife and the 5678s will also dig this film I think.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBAE Du-Na (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Take Care of My Cat) as Song wins my vote as the most endearing oddball in this film who wins you over with her big eyes and teenage awkwardness (not to mention a lot of funny misunderstandings because she is a Korean exchange student who speaks little Japanese). Generally this is a movie that will be talked about a lot I think when it gets a full release. Hands down one of the best at the Toronto fest this year (2005).”