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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Movie Information

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1866

Avg. Rating:

2.77/4

# of Ratings:

144

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

Japanese

Theater Date:

12/09/2005

Director:

Rob Marshall

Actors:

Ziyi Zhang
Suzuka Ohgo
Ken Watanabe
Kôji Yakusho
Youki Kudoh
Li Gong

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

The story of how a young fisherman's daughter became a geisha. -- sapien

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It's not that it's bad, it's just that it should be so much better with such a talented cast and crew. Still it all seems somewhat forced-from the dialogue to the sweeping camera shots

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It wasn't quite as good as what I thought it'd be. But, it's still pretty good.

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goodfellamike 09/17/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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This stagnant and overlong melodrama is beautiful to look at and the production values are tops, but the romance is never believable and it's biggest problem is gathering together an ethnically diverse Asian cast and forcing them all to speak English. Final Grade: C+

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  MovieAddict
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03/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Oriental Cinderella-type romance!

Some people think that a geisha is a "sophisticated prostitute". That is not true. As Memeha (Chiyo's mentor) says, "A geisha does not sell her body, but her talents." A geisha is actually an artist, and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.

"It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for Geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret."

The film chronicles the story of nine year old Chiyo (later to become Sayuri portrayed by Ziyi Zhang), a young girl who is sold by her ailing parents to a geisha house in Japan run by a lady/madam referred to as Mother. Chiyo gets into one bit of trouble after another, aided by the popular Hatsumomo (Li Gong), who seemed fr...

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  Yojimbo
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01/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Memoirs Of A Geisha" by Yojimbo

Memoirs Of A Geisha follows the life of a girl sold by her family from a poor fishing village into servitude in a geisha house. Looking like a who's who of all the usual Asian suspects (although a few more Japanese faces mightn't have gone amiss) this film is one of those visually sumptuous period pieces that has "Oscar Nominated" written all over it. It plays out like a ritualization of sexual politics in which the feisty young heroine wins out in the game of social one-upmanship with her sluttier, bitchier rival to become the most envied and admired woman in town, all the while holding a torch for her one true love (who just happens to be dashingly handsome, wealthy, influential and unattainable too. Surprise surprise...) It's easy to be cynical at these kinds of thing, but the cast are...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Tia Maria
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06/25/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Memoirs Of A Geisha

This movie is about a young girl called Chiyo who is sold to a geisha house, and is subject to cruel treatment. But that all stops when they head of the Okiya (her geisha house) realizes Chiyo could become a popular and wealthy geisha. A fued begins between her and Hatsumomo (the beautiful geisha who lives in the Okiya) when she begins to feel threatened by Chiyo's beauty. Chiyo name soon becomes Sayuri, a popular and loved Geisha. But when war breaks out, her Geisha days are over, and she has to give up everything she worked so hard for.

This is such a sad movie, remembering Chiyo's young and hopeful face at the age of 9, and then seeing the beautiful and accomplished face of a Geisha, and thinking about all the things she had to go through. If you are going to watch this movie, I rec...

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3.5/4 

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