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Feb 4, 2004 8:37:46 PM Archived Entry: "Review of Tokyo Godfathers"We saw Tokyo Godfathers at the Crest this Sunday. It's a fairly run-of-the mill movie, like "Three Men and a Baby" or any other Hollywood flick. Its only saving grace is its beautiful anime-tography. The three main characters don't seem to have a lot of depth to them, and while the various situations they get themselves into are entertaining, they're not very deep. I was more attracted to the exotic locales ... in this case, all-night diners, convenience stores, the park they live in, and the tiny graveyard ... in which the movie is set. For $3, it was an evening well spent, but I'm glad I didn't pay any more.
Synopsis of Tokyo Godfathers
Three homeless Japanese camping in a park in Tokyo - a transvestite, a middle-aged drunk, and a runaway girl - run into a baby while digging through the trash in the streets of Tokyo. The transvestite falls in love with the baby and they decide to keep it rather than take it to the police. Eventually, they decide to find the baby's mother. Along the way, each comes to terms with some ghost from their past - well, except maybe for the transvestite. After several madcap misadventures, they finally reunite the tyke with her family, and somehow everyone winds up having a happy ending - except, again, for the transvestite.
"Only weak men fear able women" - Marion Boyars