6.9/10
107
1 user 11 critic

Oh Lucy! (2017)

Clip
2:55 | Clip
The drama-comedy tells the story of Setsuko Kawashima (Terajima), a lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo who is past her prime. After deciding to take an English class, she discovers ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the short film by), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni
Stars: Gloria Huwiler, Chileshe Kalimamukwento, Travers Merrill
L'atelier (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Florian Beaujean
Three Christs (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving.

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins
Oh Lucy! (2014)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, 'Lucy,' by her young unconventional English instructor. 'Lucy' awakens desires Setsuko never ... See full summary »

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Stars: Kaori Momoi, Miyoko Yamaguchi, Billy Scott
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell
Posoki (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Multiple stories of taxi drivers while they work one night.

Director: Stephan Komandarev
Stars: Vasil Banov, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki
In Syria (2017)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis
Unicorn Store (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

Director: Brie Larson
Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola
Marrowbone (2017)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Director: Sergio G. Sánchez
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth
Thriller

Shot in the back and left for dead, Jack, the former top dog of a mercenary unit, returns to his old base in Naples to right past wrongs and re-unite with the woman he loves. But this second coming spirals ever more violently.

Director: Guy Moshe
Stars: Josh Hartnett
Biography | Crime | Thriller

Ex heroin junkie, Daniel Léger, gets involved in a drug deal with the wrong people for the wrong reasons. When the deal goes sour, Daniel gets thrown into a Thai prison and slapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Roby
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Antoine-Olivier Pilon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Setsuko
...
John
Kaho Minami ...
Ayako
...
Komori
...
Mika
...
Hannah
...
Kei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
College Stoner
Stefanie Arianne ...
Receptionist
Liz Bolton ...
Nancy
Noelani Dacascos ...
Samantha
...
Gang Member
...
Joe
...
Henry
Tre Hale ...
Vince
Edit

Storyline

The drama-comedy tells the story of Setsuko Kawashima (Terajima), a lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo who is past her prime. After deciding to take an English class, she discovers a new identity in her American alter ego, 'Lucy,' and falls for her instructor, John (Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears, Setsuko earnestly sets out on a quest to find him, eventually leading her to the outskirts of Southern California. Written by Oh Lucy!

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wig | based on short film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

31 January 2018 (France)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Search Across an Ocean, and Further Within
6 October 2017 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Tokyo train station, overcast skies and a shout of "good bye" as a man jumps on the tracks in front of a train. Setsuko witnesses the suicide on the way to the office and her dull routine. She is middle-aged, lonely and unhappy. Perhaps she could snap like this. When Setsuko receives an invitation from her niece Mika to attend advanced English lessons, the classes provide unexpected light and warmth in her life. John, the foreign teacher, loosens Setsuko up with hugs, humor, role-play and a new nickname; Lucy. However, just as suddenly as John releases Setsuko from her funk, he disappears. Setsuko goes in search of him across an ocean, and goes even farther within herself.

Combining humor with seriousness and sincerity, the film reveals the wonders of what travel can do. It takes us outside ourselves and reveals truths that would not have been revealed if we stayed in our bubbles. It shows us our strengths and weaknesses, the good and bad. The film also shows that the difference between Japan and America goes beyond language. The Japanese are generally not as outgoing as Americans. There is not much in the way of touching or hugs. The Japanese are good at wearing masks. People like Setsuko go unnoticed and suicide is a big problem. It is wonderful that the director is giving a voice to those like Setsuko. While the transitions between scenes are a little funky and the story could use development in places, it is a charming and interesting story. The actors are experienced and adept at their roles. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?