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
Correction: the story of two horny Japanese women who duke it out for a real man and both come out bruised and battered. Ultimately, they have to settle and the story ends not in a triumph, but a whimper.
This film is written from the perspective of a western man. Sorry.
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