Cutie and the Boxer Movie

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An exploration of life and art via the 40-year love story of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Japanese artists who met and married in New York in the early 1970s.

Who's Involved:

Lydia Dean Pilcher, Zachary Heinzerling, Patrick Burns

Release Date:

Friday, August 16, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

As a rowdy young Neo-Dadaist artist in Tokyo, Ushio yearned for international recognition, so in 1969 he set sail for New York City. Nineteen-year-old Noriko came to New York to study art, where she met and fell in love with Ushio, 21 years her senior. Putting her own artistic ambitions on hold, Noriko dedicated herself to supporting her husband's career. Over the course of their marriage, the roles of assistant and artist have slowly begun to transform. Now 80, Ushio, widely known for his boxing painting, is obsessed with establishing his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last finding her voice as an artist with a series of drawings entitled “Cutie and Bullie,” depicting her own chaotic relationship with Ushio.

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Patrick Burns
Lydia Dean Pilcher




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Filming Timeline

On or about January 29, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

Cutie and the Boxer Release Date: When was it released?

Cutie and the Boxer was released in 2013 on Friday, August 16, 2013 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Kick-Ass 2, Paranoia and Lee Daniels' The Butler.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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