Since the beginning of time, women have always been competitive creatures. Female drama begins at early stages in life, and only get worse with age. It seems they will do just about anything to get what they want, and bullying happens to...
Since the beginning of time, women have always been competitive creatures. Female drama begins at early stages in life, and only get worse with age. It seems they will do just about anything to get what they want, and bullying happens to be the solution. Men, fashion statements, money and a proper title are the main targets when it comes down to it. In the strange world of woman, its all about competition and being the best of the best. Many women may deny this until they’re among trusted friends sipping on their tea, but what happens when keeping quiet is no longer an option.
Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s 2LDK is the story of Nozomi (Eiko Koike) and Rana (Maho Nonami) who are competing for the same movie role. While waiting to see who gets to be a Yakuza wife, they’re fixed in the same apartment over night. Nozomi is a quiet yet determined girl from a little town, who’s striving to make something big of herself, while also proving she’s not as timid as she looks. Rana is a high maintenance-pageant girl with a dark secret, hoping to win the role to fix her reputation and damaged self esteem. While one believes she has what it takes, and the other feels that she deserves her big break, you’ll begin to wreck your own brains wondering who’s gonna get the part.
Other then the obvious food labeling and marking territories, it starts with simple eye rolling, mind gossip and sarcastic comments. But when one is overcoming their own personal battles, keeping sane becomes a difficult task when your competition is in the next room. It doesn’t take long before the girls really start to push each others buttons, but when they realize they’re both fighting for the same boy’s affection, all hell breaks loose. Simple poking, prodding and hair pulling is now the stuff of child’s play. Only one can get the role.
Along with Ryuhei Kitamura’s “Aragami”, 2LDK became apart of the Duel Project and was filmed within an astounding eight days. There’s even a supposed American remake in post-production staring the cute Alexa Vega; but as we all know, nothing tops an original. Winner of the Jury Award’s best director, 2LDK is a mesmerizing tale that can make the simplest everyday girl question who’s friend and frienemy material. No doubt, it’s the perfect flick for a girls night in, you’ll surely laugh and rekindle old memories. Just hope when you’re hugging it out, your bestie doesn’t chop off your ponytail.