SUE, MAI & SAWA: RIGHTING THE GIRL SHIP

SU-CHAN, MAI-CHAN, SAWAKO-SAN

By Osamu MINORIKAWA

COLORBIRD INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Miri Masuda scored a massive hit with her best-selling "Su-chan" comic series, gaining increasing momentum with each new sequel. Marquee actresses, Ko Shibasaki, Yoko Maki and Shinobu Terajima, join forces piquing interest in a poignant ensemble piece about three struggling thirty-something women.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Osamu MINORIKAWA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sachiko TANAKA
    • Producer(s)
    • Yoshitaka TAKEDA (WOWOW Inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Yoshiko Morimoto (34) or "Sue" has worked in a stylish cafe for over 10 years, indulging her love of cooking and cleaning up after part-time staff mess-ups and, recently, nurturing a secret crush on the cafe manager. "I wonder if Nakata's seeing anyone," she muses in her daily mental mutterings. It's been a long time since her last relationship and she balks at taking the plunge until her co-worker abruptly confesses to her one day, "Guess what? Manager Nakata and I are getting married."
      Maiko Okamura, or "Mai" (34) works at an office equipment manufacturer where she nonchalantly shrugs off the daily sexist remarks of her superiors and clients. But in her private life, her emotions swing between joy and gloom at every telephone call from her married lover. Until she drops in to see a dermatologist who gives her some sage advice. "I think I’m trying too hard."
      And then there's Sawako Hayashi (39), a freelance Web designer who spends too much time with her mother, caring for bedridden grandmother. "If I got married, mom would have to do this all herself," she laments to herself while harboring a guilty desire to be free … until she runs into an old classmate from high school, Yoshida, with hints of a budding romance.
      All three women met 10 years ago at a part-time job, and have remained close ever since, going on girl outings and meeting at each other's places for dinner. But anxieties bubble under the warmth of good friendship as each girl gives voice to humorous and honest mental mumblings. Amid lives found anywhere, a priceless drama slowly unfolds.
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