Swing Girls is a movie about a group of school girls (and a boy) that start to play Big Band Jazz as their way to redeem their fault for making their school's Brass Band unavailable to support their school's baseball team. Well, the fact that they plotted to join the band in order to skip their remedial class during summer school vacation, is just a way to kill two birds with one stone. Sounds tricky, huh? Well it is, since the movie itself is a musical-comedy.
Being able to skip their remedial class, is only a temporary enjoyment. When they got canceled for being the band that will support the school's baseball team (since the Brass Band has recovered from the illness), they find out their real calling for jazz. They realized that they do want to be acknowledged as a band that can play Jazz, this is where their will being tested against obstacles and hardships (and of course, lots of silly ways to go against the odds).
The cast includes Yuta Hiraoka (Takuo, the leader of the band), Juri Ueno (Tomoko), Shihori Kanjiya (Yoshie), Yuika Motokariya (Sekiguchi) and Yukari Toyashima (Naomi). Inside of it, you'll find that there are more than hilarious scenes and great jazz performance (the actors play their own music) ; the drama and the morale of the story is definitely making this movie totally recommended to watch.
This movie reminds me to Water Boys, another great goal-seeking Japanese movie.