My Rainy Days

My Rainy Days (2009)

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17 year old high school student Rio is always the center of attention due to her beauty. Yet, Rio has never cared about anyone but herself due to her traumatic past. Her friends and boyfriends exist only so she can use them for her gains. Rio is only interested in money.
Then one day she meets 35 year college professor Kouki and falls in love for the first time. Rio feels confused read moreby her emotional change and expresses her love to Kouki honestly. Although Kouki becomes interested in Rio there is a reason he can't pursue the relationship. ~~ Based on the popular cell phone novel of the same name.

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    Tenshi no Koi; Angel's Love;

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Sep 4, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I picked out this movie randomly by looking at the poster. While I expected an immature girl falling in love with her professor, it turned out to be different from what I thought. It was a sweet and touching story. Also, it has its light moments and the rest of it was kind of serious. It was a fairly engrossing film. I cared about the characters and was fairly interested in the read more plot till the end.

A relationship between a 17 year old girl and a 35 year old guy seems creepy, and if not portrayed correctly it can go terribly wrong. However, this has to be one of the best student-teacher relationships that I have seen. They were very likable together and none of it seemed forced or stupid. Both the older guy and the younger girl had solid reasons to fall for someone so unexpected. I really liked their love. And I was touched by the girl. In the beginning, she is a bad girl. As in real bad- she works as a prostitute and bullies others. When it seemed like she hardly had any redeeming qualities, she changes completely. It's basically about character development which was the focus point of the story. The girl turns into a very nice and serious person. She stops fooling around, studies hard and changes her ways entirely.

The best thing about their relationship was that she changes a depressed, anti-social person to a happy and expressive person. And while she seems so mature in front of her friends, she acts exactly her age with her teacher. She is attracted to his serious side and he falls for her youthfulness. It was very sweet to watch them together.

Another good thing was that we get informed of the incoming "serious" problems beforehand in the first scene itself. I hate when things drop in on the viewer unexpectedly, out of nowhere! I would have liked to focus a bit more on how she became a bad girl because I found that rather interesting.

The movie has a fairly good star cast and I particularly liked the main actress. She was pretty and was able to act well. I also loved the clothes she wore throughout the film. She even made carrying umbrellas look trendy! She had a pretty magnetic personality. I was also happy with the direction of the film. It was not a well written screenplay and there were a lot of inconsistencies with the plot and pace. But that part gets compensated with good cinematography. Even the soundtrack is cool. I loved the songs they played in the background, plus they were in English so I will probably download the soundtrack later.

Anyway, the movie is overall a very nice effort from the director and writers. While it is not THE best, but it is still great and manages to get its point across to the viewer. It made good sense.

I will definitely rewatch it again when I feel like it.
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Mar 12, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I didn't know whether to watch this film or not, I'd never seen the lead actress in anything before and wasn't crazy about the age gap between the leads (I'm shamefully notorious for picking dramas and movies with ikemen male leads). However I'm glad I gave it a shot because this is one of the most enjoyable Japanese films I've ever seen.

Sasaki Nozomi was outstanding as Rio, I was seriously impressed read more with her ability to master every emotion out there from tragic lover to cold ice queen to bubbly school girl. I often find angsty characters a bit of a bore however hard their lives are but I loved Rio! Her friends were equally likable and I almost wished we could have seen a bit more of them but overall I'm glad the story didn't try and steer off into millions of sub-plots that never get developed like a lot of movies do.

The thing I loved most about this film however was Tanihara Shosuke as Kouki. He was such an ordinary guy, nothing special about him, but the way we saw him through Rio's eyes made him appear to be the most special man on the planet. I was initially put off by the age gap but a few minutes into this film and it was completely forgotten. Straight after watching the film test yourself, would you pick Kouki over a thousand Matsujuns? I felt I could and would (if such a miracle ever occurred).

The story was touching, sad and the leads relationship felt very real, overall a romantic, interesting and heartbreaking film.
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Both this drama and the film Tenshi no Koi deal with an age gap relationship wherein the male is the older lead.

Both deal with disease and illness in characters and both seem to have underlying deeper meanings.
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Both movies are about a girl who is detached from the world and doesn't really give much for anything but herself and her possessions (or so it may seem). They have a chance-encounter and things take a turn, for Lui it being stuck in a weird love-triangle, for Rio it might just be the strange relationship she got herself into not knowing if this is 'it'. They're both kind of indie movies, not your everyday cookies, with a good dash of psychology in them. You shouldn't shy away from some adult themes in both movies.
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    8man Jul 2, 2017 - edited

    10/10 it was perfect for me

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    My Rainy Days is a troubled and dramatic novel, its story is very good so it is beyond average, worth checking because it is very interesting.

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    Max May 6, 2017

    very very good movie, I liked the way how the story was exposed and its progress. There are so many events but it doesn't let you any impression of rush, evrything is in the right tone

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    LadyNoir Mar 28, 2017 - edited

    OMFG!!!! I came here randomly and expected nothing and after watching it I am shocked! It was soooooo good, I hope he actually does remember her <3333333333

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    Maya Feb 14, 2017

    One of the best movie I have seen !

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    Maya Jan 25, 2017

    i decided to watch this drama on a whim but I'm glad that I did watch this... it's very heartwarming for me..

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    chibiladychoi Jan 13, 2017

    You would mostly see japanese films of about 2 hours in length but disappoint you in end. I thought this movie "My Rainy Days" will be the same but I was wrong. It started as a typical high school story (enjo kosai, bullying... you know it) but gradually it will become interesting. Sasaki Nozomi never fails to please any eye, Tanihara Sousuke fits the bill as the professor. The story is really predictable but there is this element that made me stay and glad I did. Ending was really sweet and again, will not disappoint. :)

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    RawaRauf Sep 28, 2016

    It's a great movie, simple and heartwarming :) hope you enjoy as much as I did.

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    Archangeldemon Jul 30, 2016

    This was such a beautiful movie :)

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    ldrx Jul 25, 2016 - edited

    I cant believe i stumbled on this movie after 7 yrs lol i remember watching it on youtube on my then Iphone 3g and somehow i never managed to finish it until today, cute movie to watch on a rainy day indeed

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    coval Jul 3, 2016

    The description is kinda misleding. The main female isnt just using boyfriends for money but rather she is a prostitute

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    River May 9, 2016

    This was beautiful. As someone who have read and watched a bunch of shoujo stuff, this one is one of the bests. ♥

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    biniBningPunkista Apr 22, 2016

    Why did I only know about this movie after 7 years? This was awesome. I hope more people get to watch this movie.

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    steph_ravita Apr 9, 2016

    Not what I was expecting but nice movie! ^^

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    Ineta Mar 23, 2016 - edited

    can anyone tell me where i can watch this with english subtitles? :)


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    Nov 7, 2009
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    1 hr. 59 min.


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