Tokyo Pop

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy

Carrie Hamilton plays Wendy Reed, a singer in a New York rock band whose career is going nowhere. She decides to visit Tokyo, meets a rock musician, Hiro Yamaguchi (Yutaka Tadokoro), and is persuaded to join his struggling band. Before long, the group is propelled to stardom. Along the way, a romance develops between Hiro and Wendy, affording comic scenes...read more

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Carrie Hamilton plays Wendy Reed, a singer in a New York rock band whose career is going nowhere. She decides to visit Tokyo, meets a rock musician, Hiro Yamaguchi (Yutaka Tadokoro), and is persuaded to join his struggling band. Before long, the group is propelled to stardom. Along the

way, a romance develops between Hiro and Wendy, affording comic scenes of the expected clash-of-cultures variety. The first feature for director-cowriter Fran Rubel Kuzui, TOKYO POP manages to be entertaining despite its thin story line, mainly because of its striking visuals and the kooky charm

of the leads. Imaginative use of locations and rich color photography result in some memorable scenes: one shot in Yoyogi Park, for example, where teens dress and dance in a bizarre replay of the 50s, or the view of Hiro's house, where each of the three resident generations expresses a different

Japan, from kimonos and chopsticks to spiked hair and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Carrie Hamilton plays Wendy Reed, a singer in a New York rock band whose career is going nowhere. She decides to visit Tokyo, meets a rock musician, Hiro Yamaguchi (Yutaka Tadokoro), and is persuaded to join his struggling band. Before long, the group is p… (more)

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