Picture bride

Picture bride

Streaming Video - 1995 | Japanese
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Inspired by the true stories of Hawaii's picture brides. In 1918, with only a picture in hand, a spirited young woman leaves Japan for the far-off islands of Hawaii - and an arranged marriage with a man she has known only through photographs and letters. Though stunned by the reality she encounters upon her arrival, in time her new life is filled with unexpected discovery and joy.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax, 1995
Branch Call Number: eVIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) : sd., col
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aJadeMagnolia
Mar 09, 2019

My grandmother had an arranged marriage, the description sounded interesting and hoped this might be somewhat entertaining. But it wasn't. This is marketed as a "romantic" or "woman's" film, too mushy and talky for most men to be interested in. Well, I'm a woman and I dare say there wasn't anything romantic about this film. Between the voyeurism (peeping tom), the way the nudity was portrayed, the groping and the woman creepily spying on another woman and man making love, I was disgusted. This was such a sleazy way to portray a story that is rarely told. A shame the great Toshiro Mifune appeared in such rot. His short performance was the only thing I don't regret watching, but even so I wouldn't have watched it just to see him if I knew how bad the rest was going to be. But I can understand how he might have thought the movie sounded like it might turn out well. In a different director's hands this might have been a pleasant movie instead of a filthy and offensive one. The director couldn't make up her mind whether she was making a skin flick for men or a dramatic film, and though I love calm movies this one just dragged on and on. Utter rubbish. Don't waste your time.

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DavidDuong2009
Nov 17, 2010

good enough to see!

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aJadeMagnolia
Mar 09, 2019

Sexual Content: Female rear nudity, female upper nudity including breast and nipple, voyeurism, peeping tom, man groping a woman's breast on more than one occasion, woman secretly watching another couple as they begin to make love. Quite a bit of attention and camera focus to these things.

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