THE WORKHORSE AND THE BIGMOUTH

BASHAUMASAN TO BIGGU MAUSU

By Keisuke YOSHIDA

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Romance - Completed 2013

Self-Sabotaging Boy Meets Self-Sabotaging Girl. Watch the Sparks Fly.
The Self-Sabotaging Romantic Comedy is Born!

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Keisuke YOSHIDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Keisuke YOSHIDA, Ryo NISHIHARA
    • Synopsis
    • Michiyo (Kumiko Aso) dreams of being a screenwriter. Apathetic and anti-makeup, Michiyo comes up with story ideas like a Workhorse possessed, entering every screenplay contest known to man. “Look how hard I’m trying!” she always says, but her efforts never even makes it through the first round.
      Attending the same screenwriting night course is Tendo (Shota Yasuda of Kanjani Eight), who is a few years younger than Michiyo. Despite his big ego and tendency to lecture, Tendo has almost no writing work to show for it. “If I tried too hard it’d put everyone to shame,” is a favorite boast of this Bigmouth.
      When this oil-and-water pair finally meet Michiyo is turned off by Tendo’s baseless bragging, but amazingly he takes a romantic interest in her! With a strong desire for recognition from Michiyo, Tendo finally picks up a pen, confronting his true nature after spending too long robbing himself of his true potential.
      On the other hand, when things get difficult for Michiyo she takes refuge in the unresolved feelings she still has for her ex-boyfriend, dragging her feet and self-sabotaging her dreams and love-life.
      As they come to terms with themselves, the pair go from repelling each other to growing closer and closer.
      One day, Tendo makes a proposition to Michiyo: “This is strictly for screenplay material, but what would you say to going out with me?”
      Where will their dreams and romance lead them?...
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