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MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

 
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At Theaters: 12/23/2005 On Video: 3/28/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 16 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449989
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man who is out of her reach.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This adaptation of the best-selling novel is not a dry historical look at the life of Japanese geisha but a romantic melodrama set in that world and time period. The historical element is important, but the focus is on the characters and soapy story.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Zhang Ziyi HERO
Ken Watanabe BATMAN BEGINS, THE LAST SAMURAI
Michelle Yeoh CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Koji Yakusho SHALL WE DANCE
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 miscellaneous profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: A girl is hit with a stick; two women fight.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Very Mixed

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Memoirs of a Geisha is worthwhile on many levels, although it lacks the depth of feeling that would have elevated it from a good movie to a romance for the ages.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average With its gorgeous cinematography, costumes and production design, Geisha is a visual feast, but it lacks emotional heft and leaves the viewer strangely unsatisfied.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 151 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
12
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
34
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
14
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
34
Very High
97%
30+Adults (M)
19
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
38
Very High
97%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 151 moviegoers: First let me say that these are very good opinions. However, it appears that you will either truly love "Memoirs of a Geisha" or you will feel it is an "Average" to "Above Average" movie. This is also the way the professional critics rated it. Some loved it and some thought it was an average movie. So, is this movie worth your time and money? ABSOLUTELY! Most of you will really enjoy it and the rest will feel it's an decent movie.

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