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OK, let’s play Guess The Filmmaker. Here’s the flick: it’s called “Home Sweet Hoboken,” it’s set in a New Jersey neighborhood, and it features two jobless young slackers who live with their grandmother while subsisting on pizza and beer. Their foul-mouthed dialogue is along the lines of “S***, I gotta do some thinking — where’s the bong?”

This cheesy slice of suburban Americana comes to you courtesy, not of Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Chasing Amy”), but of Yoshifumi Hosoya, a Japanese director based in New York City since the mid-’80s. Like his debut feature, 1995’s “Sleepyheads,” “Home Sweet Hoboken” is a slickly produced comedy that merges misfit characters with a broad, almost slapstick sense of humor.

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