The Mamiya Brothers (2006)

Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Two nerdy brothers living together in downtown Tokyo and laboring in menial nine-to-five jobs decided to kick-start their flat-lining love lives by inviting both girls they know to a "curry party" in director Yoshimitsu Morita's romantic urban comedy. Akinobu and Tetsunobu Mamiya have lived together for over three decades, and not a day goes by when they aren't keeping score during televised baseball games or working together to solve the latest crossword puzzle. Despite the happiness that they find in one and other's company, however, both Akinobu and Tetsunobo are in dire need of some female companionship. Inviting the only two girls they know to an upcoming "curry party" designed to bolster their failing love lives, the brothers are surprised when their invitations are readily accepted; even more surprisingly, the hastily organized soiree is an unmitigated success. Later, as casual romance leads to serious relationships, the brothers are forced to face the fact that they may not be quite ready to cease having fun and commit to true love.