AWFJ Presents OH LUCY – Review by Liz Whittemore

At the suggestion of her niece, lonely middle-aged Setsuko takes English lessons. When her plucky teacher John goes missing, Setsuko gets on a plane to California in search of love and a life-changing adventure. Atsuko Hirayanagi’s film explores hidden sadness and uncertainty through spontaneous and irrational behavior. Oh Lucy! underscores the lengths we’ll go to feel whole.

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AWFJ Presents OH LUCY! – Review by Liz Whittemore

At the suggestion of her niece, lonely middle-aged Setsuko takes English lessons. When her plucky teacher John goes missing, Setsuko gets on a plane to California in search of love and a life-changing adventure. Atsuko Hirayanagi’s film explores hidden sadness and uncertainty through spontaneous and irrational behavior. Oh Lucy! underscores the lengths we’ll go to feel whole.

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MOST WANTED – Review by Liz Braun

A sordid chapter in Canadian law enforcement history provides the material for Most Wanted, a new crime thriller from Quebec director Daniel Robby. Bad cops, petty criminals and drug smuggling are the landscape here, with a junkie named Daniel Leger at the centre of the story. It happened 30 years ago, when investigative journalism still existed and the internet did not. The story would never have been told but for the work of award-winning reporter Victor Malarek, the key character in the film.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK March 2, 2018: OH LUCY!

motw logo 1-35A poignant ode to the need for human connection, Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! is a quirky dramedy about a lonely Tokyo office worker, Setsuko, whose life changes when she takes an English class taught by John (Josh Hartnett), a hug-happy American who dubs her ‘Lucy’ and outfits her with a blond curly wig. As Lucy, she starts down a path she’d never have anticipated. Continue reading…

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