Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon (2011)

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Ratings: 7.6/10 from 73 users
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The story is about a third-rate lawyer who's forced to depend on a 421-year-old ghost as the sole witness to her client's innocence.

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Oct 14, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This sure was an unusual courtroom drama movie. It's star studded full of quirky characters.

Needless to saw the acting was stunning at best, like Abe Hiroshi, Nishida Toshiyuki and Takeuchi Yuko, and spot on at worst like Fukada Kyoko. The story could've been standard if it wasn't for the acting. The chemistry between characters was palpable and the twist in the end was nicely done.

I didn't like the idea of read more the choice of the last witness used. It made it just too easy and cheapened the result. Another complaint, is the length, which I think could've done better without the extra 20 minutes added.

Overall worth the watch Once In A Blue Moon :P
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Jun 20, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
EXCELLENT! I enjoyed this courtroom comedy that also dealt with family, life & death.

I couldn't have wished for a better cast for the quirky characters in this wonderfully written Mitani Koki film. Nishida Toshiyuki was perfect as the 421-year old samurai. Abe Hiroshi was in top form whether he was tap-dancing or lying in a hospital bed. Other standouts for me were the peppy Eri, Nakai Kiichi, Asano Tadanobu & Kohinata read more Fumiyo.

I felt that the movie was incomplete when it ended. Luckily for me, I continued watching through the credits & the dangling/unfinished feel was set right. Even at 142 min runtime, I'd definitely rewatch this!
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    Maren Sep 20, 2015

    i loved it!

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    AMatsujunNOS2 Oct 20, 2012

    omg priceless movie TT TT so awesome. everyone should watch this!!
    abe hiroshi tap dancing..it just blew my mind


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    Oct 29, 2011
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 22 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 73 users)
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