Beatrock Love is a youth story about a visual kei band, where the members, also being friends, of a band called Love Diving enter a contest and try to advance their career further while getting hurt by their opponents. ~Asianwiki
I watched this movie when I heard Takeru (SuG) was in it. I couldn't find it with subs, only raw. It's been out since 2009 so would be great if anyone would subtitle it now.
It was like a typical band movie. They're friends, go through ups and downs, have a member who thinks different or considering some place better, but in the end it all works out and they remain friends. read moreThe music was good and ScReW made a guest appearance as an opening act for Love Diving (their band in the movie). As a plus there is also a music video Shout it Loud- Love Diving
To be 100% honest, I was not expecting this movie to be as good as it is. I was honestly surprised that both Takeru from SuG was in the lead role and Kiriyama Renn was a supporting actor. That and that fact that SCREW a real life Visual Kei (VKei) band makes a cameo in the beginning of the film.
The story is a bit bland and kinda typical for a music read morebased movie. It the basic struggles of a niche, session band looking to sign a label contract and the struggles they face. Pretty readable, pretty basic, not a new thing. However the concept of only one member of a band being sought out (headhunting) is 100% accurate in the world of VKei so that was a pleasant surprise to featured and featured accurately.
I didn't care for the sub-plot romance between Aki and Nanami, it was honestly just filler for me. Otherwise, the plot is pretty solid and doesn't drag out too much.
Seeing Takeru from SuG acting here was AMAZING. He did a lot better then expected/I was led to believe by previous comments and such. It's no wonder that he ended up taking half a dozen cameo roles later on. Kiriyama Renn as support helped flesh out the cast, especially since there wasn't too much for the other characters to really develop on.
Of course, the music if you're a VKei fan is EXCELLANT. Love the sound track so much, so glad that they let Takeru sing for real.
Since it's so short, I might rewatch, might not. Watching it in 11 parts on youtube was not an easy feat. xD
Overall, if you like VKei or specifically SCREW or SuG; you should watch. If you're curious about the VKei world, this movie isn't a bad introduction to it either. For being relatively simple of a premise, it was a short easy watch for any drama fan.