Beck (2010)

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Maho Minami returns to Japan after studying in New York. Her half brother Ryusuke Minami is an ultra talented guitarist. Maho & Ryosuke then meet Koyuki, a fellow young teen whom Maho takes interest in. Soon enough, Ryosuke and Koyuki form a 5 piece rock band named "Beck," while Maho and Koyuki become involved in a romantic relationship.
The band starts to play live shows and grow an enthusiastic following. The release read moreof their debut CD helps to further the band's popularity. People start to notice Koyuki. The band then endures a producer's planned conspiracy and other hardships. Beck then receives an offer to play at a rock festival, but with the unusual stipulation that the band may have to dissolve.

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Jun 5, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
1)The reason I watched this:

Simply because it's a musical film since I like musicals and rock was my favorite music genre at some point therefore I watched this film.

2) Storyline/Plot:

I haven't seen the anime so I didn't know the story beforehand.
Generally, it was pretty good and most of all interesting.

Positive points:

*Rock bands and guitar love; those facts were appealing enough.
*The relationships in the film were read more captivating since they enrolled too many great feelings.
*Compititions and races to prove oneself ability and passion for music (rock music to be more specific) was a great theme to follow.
*The story's development was smooth: not too fastforward and not too slow.
*Considering the fact that this was a musical film, the music rocked, even those who don't like rock would enjoy it while people who are into rock would love the guitar playing.

Negative points:

*There weren't a lot of concentration on the love story, it was verylight (I like light love stories but this one was ridiculously light).
*Other than that, everything was set up in an acceptable way.

Story: 8/10

3) Acting/Cast:

*Mizushima Hiro: I liked his character and the way he played guitar plus the acting was really convincing.
*Satoh Takeru: I'm not too familiar with this actor but I believe that he did a pretty good job especially when it comes to passion for music.
*The cast was nicely chosen and the acting was good.
*I loved the relationships between the cast specially Beck band's members; it was cool to watch them play, fight, laugh and everything else they've done because every scnene they had together was a simple masterpiece.

Cast: 8.5/10
Acting: 9.5/10

4) The ending:

I was really waiting for the ending because there was a specific scene that I wanted to know but unfortunatly they kept me in the dark about something I really wanted to hear at the end of the film but that doesn't mean it was a bad ending; it was a cool normal musical film's ending.

The ending: 7/10

5)My impression (How did it affect me):

*It made my night and it was fun to watch.
*Since it's a rock musical film, I knew that I would like it and that's exatly what happened.
*Even though it was a little long, I don't believe I got bored at the middle or so, it was smooth to watch.
*I enjoyed the music since it gave me back some old rock memories that I thought I lost.

My impression: 8.5/10.

6) Overall:

*If you like musicals then you really need to watch this (especially if you're Rock music lover).
*If you're looking for romance then don't expect much from this.
*If You're not J-rock or any type of Rock lover then you wouldn't appreciate this.

Overall: 8.5/10.
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Jul 21, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I watched this b/c my sister suggested it. If I had found it 1st I would have told her to watch it. This was such a touching story of how music can connect ppl. I rly wish they would have actually gave us a voice to listen to that came from Koyuki. The fact that every1 was stunned by his voice made me want to hear it, but that does not take read more away from the story. I rly enjoyed the blend of music & that they didn't just spotlight 1 genre. I will 4-sure watch this movie again, but it not only left me w/ good feelings but I love the actors. I loved that Hiro is all about the fluent English. I wonder if they all rly can play their instruments. Despite that pondering of mine, I was excited to watch something that focused on music that the ppl actually played. I love bands that show their talent. It makes u feel special just being around them.
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It has the same theme of being a manga original then adapted into a movie, both are also about life and music.
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Both are about the band's story and both movies are music-themed
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    WangMaLu May 9, 2017
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    WangMaLu May 8, 2017

    did they use songs from the Anime?

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017

    I liked the anime and wished I could have enjoyed the series as well..but it fell flat.

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    Reavel Nov 5, 2016

    I was looking up works by Mizushima Hiro & Sato Takeru. I found Beck after seen them together on Mei-chan no Shitsuji. This movie is great. Now I've to watch the anime.

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    JAPANISLIFE Jul 1, 2016

    OK movie but my God the songs were terrible.

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    DragonballMerchandise Jun 13, 2016

    Better than expected! :)

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    dina7911 Aug 30, 2015

    For all unsatisfied with muteness of Koyuki as me, here is THE VOICE :-)

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    NewKDramaAddict Aug 27, 2015

    Simply AWESOME movie!!! Rockers beware! You will be bopping!!

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    4444 Jun 11, 2015 - edited

    where can I watch it?

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    Bonny Jun 2, 2015

    I kind of wished we got to hear Koyuki's voice at least in the end performance though :/

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    DewiPertiwi Mar 19, 2015
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    heavenlene Oct 19, 2014 - edited

    loved the music in this film. It would have been better, though, if the viewers heard Koyuki sing

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      MandaChan Mar 6, 2015

      Right in there with you. My favourite part in the anime was when Koyuki sings with Dying Breed. I've watched that one part countless times, so to say I was disappointed then is an understatement. However, whoever did the casting for this deserves an award. Most movies I watch that are translated from TV / Anime shows don't cast properly. This was so great!

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    rakinshime05 Mar 21, 2014

    1 word 3 syllable. AMAZING

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    lillith Jan 13, 2014

    Loved it! It was really exciting! Even though there were some parts when I was thinking "what the hell is going on with Mizushima's hair?..." were those hair extensions?

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    Meli Nov 29, 2013

    I liked it! Hiro's English is actually pretty good! My disappointment was not being able to listen to Takeru sing but after reading some of the comments I understand why. It's definitely worth taking to time to watch!


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    Sep 4, 2010
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    2 hr. 25 min.


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