Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy! roots its narrative quirks in universal themes and deep empathy for its characters, all brought to life by strong performances from a talented cast led by the thoroughly charming Shinobu Terajima.

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy."

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“Although Lucy is on a journey of self-discovery, she often hurts others in her quest for herself. That makes Hirayanagi's take on the later-in-life coming-of-age story more honest than most.”

Washington Post

“Terajima is irresistible in the lead role, shifting from painfully childlike vulnerability to rapier nastiness on a dime; in one late scene with Hartnett, she appears to age fifteen years in a matter of seconds.”

Variety

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Tuesday 5 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Friday 22 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:30pm,
Friday 29 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Atsugo Hirayanagi

Year

2017

Running Time

95 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Japan

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

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