Friday, January 2, 2009

Caught between two cultures: A movie

Yesterday I managed to watch the movie "Big hopes, little Tokyo" which is an independent movie - a light-hearted comedy - about Boyd, a spectacled white guy living in Japan Town somewhere in the US, who speaks perfect Japanese and acts almost more Japanese than your typical Japanese. His live-in student, Jerome, is a big Japanese guy who seems to be born and raised in the US so he is learning Japanese from Boyd and wants to become a Sumo wrestler. He also meets a pretty and sweet nurse at a hospital who is Japanese and decides to take English classes from him. I really enjoyed this movie and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in the Japanese culture.

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