The good stuff
Adrift In Tokyo is a rather lovely film. It knows how to blend comedy and drama into a perfect mix of blanket-like warmth, covering the viewer with a world he'd somehow like to inhabit.
It's a fun, quirky and silly film that slowly grows on you and leaves you behind with a warm smile.
He falls back to his regular weirdness and dry, absurd comedy. It all leads up to a rewarding ending, leaving you with a fuzzy feeling and a sense of chill bliss.
Miki has a very peculiar sense of humor. The jokes can be pretty absurd and out there, but the delivery is always deadpan.
Miki has a unique, dead pan sense of humor that pushes the film forward. I can only hope he continues to make films in the same vein as his work doesn't really compare to anything else out there.
Satoshi Miki is one of Japan's greatest comedy directors. His weird, absurd and sometimes deadpan sense of humor is generously present, but it's Suzuki Matsuo who makes the biggest impression here. A stellar and memorable performance that draws a lot of laughs.
After a long hiatus, Miki returns with a new film. The music-based plot isn't all that great, but a superb cast and some typical Miki weirdness elevate the film to prime entertainment. It isn't very subtle and maybe not as deadpan as his earlier work, but it's nice to see Miki is still getting some work done, and he clearly hasn't run out of good ideas.