Chie (Yuriko Yoshitaka) manages to juggle her mid-twenties work and love life effortlessly: she’s dating 5 fellows at once. When her best friend decides to tie the knot, however, Chie has second thoughts about her polygamous pursuits and decides to hitch herself to the last remaining boyfriend once she’s eliminated all the others, one by one, from her list. These “boyfriends,” varying in backgrounds and talents, include a 33-year-old sympathetic, divorced sales exec (Ryo Kase); a 29-year-old motorbike fanatic and son of her landlord (Aoki Munetaka); a 54-year-old married hair-salon owner (Takaaki Enoki); a cute but naïve 19-year-old college student (Takuya Yoshimua); and a 26-year-old bread factory worker (Kenta Hamano), whose only attributes seem to be his relative familiarity. Chie decides to start by breaking things off with her least desirable mate, but she finds that the process isn’t as smooth or easy as she initially thought.
Koji Maeda’s debut film is a delightful screwball rom-com, with a laid-back pace and fleshed out characters. This is due in large part to terrific comic performances and on-screen chemistry by Yoshitaka and Hamano, who are both likable, irritating, and hilarious all at once.