Flying Colors

Flying Colors (2015)

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Kudo Sayaka is a 2nd grade high school student. She is a gal who wears miniskirts and has her hair dyed blonde. Even though she is a high school student, her actual academic grade level is on par with 4th grade elementary school students. During the summer, Sayaka attends a private institution. There, she meets Teacher Tsubota. Besides her mother, Teacher Tsubota is the first adult to praise her. Sayaka begins to read morechange. She studies hard and eventually passes an entrance exam for Keio University.

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    Flying Colours; Biri Gyaru, Flying Colors: How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year; Birigyaru; ビリギャル~学年ビリのギャルが1年で偏差値を40上げて慶應大学に現役合格した話;

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Dec 23, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I'm still amazed I don't know what is this black magic because I came to watch this movie by chance and the plot wasn't something amazing to catch my attention but here it goes my review:
Like I said before the plot is very typical for japanese dramas and the yankee or problematic kids it's a theme that's very present in japanese dramas or movies but this movie wasn't about a read more problematic child it was something more.
Seriously the main actress Arimura Kasumi really impressed me because I watched strobe edege (movie that I hated...yeah I'm weird and don't kill me thanks) but this movie really proved me wrong and showed me that she's a great actress and that I should be checking more of her works.
Yoshida You was incredible as Sayaka's mom she made me cry at least 2 times, well actually I was a sea of tears maybe because I'm very sensitive lol she really stood out for me in this movie and I'll make sure to check out more of her movies or dramas.
Of course we can't forget Ito Atsushi as that positive teacher that more of one we would have liked to have when we were in high school, he did a great job being this optimistic, kind and inspirational teacher, great job.
Actually I like some of the music here and there was a song by Masquerade that I really liked (and I know that because I searched it with shazam lol) the music fits pretty well with the movie and you may discover some good music
10/10 nothing more to say about it for me at least.
A great movie that you need to watch, it was a story that can happen in real life and shows you the importance of a good role model or you don't even need that just with someone that believes in you like Sayaka's mom, it really touched me. If you're sensitive like me maybe you'll cry but I cried and laughed with this amazing movie so after this long review YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS!
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Sep 29, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Just as a note, I never write reviews, but this movie touched my feelings so much that I feel like I should share why I think everyone should watch this film.

I don't think I disliked anything about this movie. It made me realise certain things, that you don't get anywhere if you don't try your hardest. I've always been someone who doesn't try their best, and I've always done the minimum read more possible when it comes to studying, that's why whilst watching this I could picture myself in a similar situation.

The story is in itself like a lesson everyone should learn, and I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of this movie. I don't know how much I can say without spoiling anything. Basically if you think this movie is all about laughs and a straight road to success, you've got it so wrong. It's so much more than that on many levels, it shows you the life of a student which never tried at school. It shows you the hardships of studying, hardships of life itself. Everything from the brothers story to the family problems was what made the story even more worth watching. Don't expect to watch this without shedding a tear or two, because I did, and I never cry with movies to be honest. It might have been because I'm probably too emotional at the moment since I'm going through a hard patch myself.

The acting was on point. I literally felt everything from all characters, I felt like I was being sucked into their world and right on the spot, all the tears whether of sadness or joy were there. I related to some at times with hard choices to make concerning friendships and school.

If I were to summarise this into three words I would probably just say: Watch this movie
You won't regret it, you'll probably think about it for a while after its finished, you might find some motivation in it to do something you've always wanted to do because that's what this movie has done to me, taught me to never give up.
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Both are an inspirational movies with the same setting, in school. It is about reaching dreams and taught on not to give up on ourselves dreams.....
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It's not the same story, of course... But the feeling is the same! To give your best, always!
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    Shizuka 27 days ago

    Must comment this movie! Excellent story and very inspiring show.
    Love Arimura Kasumi and Ito Atsushi performance.

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    MinSora Jun 4, 2017

    I love this movie so much!! I've seen it so many times and any time I need motivation I play it. It is really inspirational and warm and a gret movie!

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    Ayumi May 1, 2017

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! Simple yet ughh.. this is really good.

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    ReilaNimu Apr 26, 2017

    I love this so much. Such a simple yet powerful story. Plus, Sayaka and Tsubota-sensei are such likable characters.

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    sehunsnoona Mar 14, 2017

    I enjoyed this like everyone else lol

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    Tzuyu Feb 19, 2017

    I want to be a teacher, Tsubota is my inspiration!

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    Maya Feb 14, 2017

    It was great. I loved the plot and the actors were good.

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    Saiga Feb 11, 2017

    I love this movie.

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    Maya Feb 2, 2017

    i cried on this movie.. i will always remember this movie ...

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    Saheel Jan 15, 2017

    Powerful motivation

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    mini Dec 26, 2016 - edited


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      SaranghaeOppa Jan 24, 2017

      Hi! May I know why you found this boring? I am planning on watching it and I would like to know why people liked or didn't like this movie.

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      mini Jan 26, 2017

      The directing and plot are boring, the acting is not impressive and characters are mediacore

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      SaranghaeOppa Jan 31, 2017

      Ohhh, ok! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    GaeDdong Dec 12, 2016

    What is the name of the song that plays during the credits? Its amazing, and the movie itself is amazing as well, very inspiring.

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    Erica Nov 28, 2016

    Simple amazing movie. I really like it. : )

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    nouramu Nov 6, 2016

    I like this movie a lot!!~

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    niceegan Nov 2, 2016

    Amazing story and very inspiring. It just proves that sometimes you don't need a crazy plot to make a really good film or drama.


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    May 1, 2015
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    1 hr. 57 min.


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