Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good-for-Nothing (1960)

Directed by Yoshishige Yoshida
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

Bored Japanese youth live off the money of one of their wealthy parents. They drive around in a big American car and listen to jazz. They harass the secretary of the same man giving them their money, even planning a robbery which they fail to follow through on. Summer arrives and they head to a beach house and brood some more. One of them buys a gun and things get more serious. Filmed in the New Wave style, it lacks a compelling plot, not to mention likeable characters, though it does occasionally luck into some interesting moments, such as the Elvis impersonator at a party.

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