Sunday, March 27, 2011
RINKO EIGHTEEN (2009)
Eighteen year-old girl, Rinko, has rich parents and goes to a great school and plans to be a doctor. Her life is very pampered and wonderful. Then one day her father is busted for some illegal business dealings and her mother runs off with her lover. This leaves Rinko instantly homeless. Things are looking pretty grim when she's taken in by a small porno company as an assistant and even allowed to sleep on the couch and use the company's wardrobe of slutty outfits as her own clothes.
With a story like that you'd expect this just to be a cheap softcore porno, but it's not. For whatever reason this movie was really sweet and touching and genuinely funny. My only real complaint would be that it wasn't long enough! When Rinko starts her job she's very naive and knows absolutely nothing about the real world. She can't even ride a bicycle! But thanks to some tough love, patience and hard work Rinko becomes a valuable asset to the company.
It's honestly ridiculous why this movie is as good as it is. The budget looks be pretty much nothing and the story is crazy, but somehow thanks to a clever script, some really spirited performances (especially by the main actress whose name I don't even know!) and obviously a lot of talent behind the camera this movie works and I really enjoyed it. I hope they make a sequel!
One complaint I do have outside of the movie is the subtitles on the DVD are fucking horrible! Some of the worst I've ever seen, but I guess the fact that I still liked the movie just goes to show how good it really was. There's also a surprisingly small amount of nudity, but don't let that scare you off. Check it out, it really is a sweet movie.