Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex (2006)

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Based on the bestselling manga (graphic novel) by Aya Nakahara, LOVE*COM THE MOVIE (short for Lovely Complex) centers on two high school students. Risa Koizumi is the tallest girl in class, and the last thing she wants is the humiliation of standing next to Atsushi Otani, the shortest guy. But fate and the whole school have other ideas, and the two find themselves cast as the unwilling stars of a bizarre romantic read morecomedy duo. As their friendship blossoms, so do Risa's feelings toward Otani. LOVE*COM examines the often-complicated feelings and comedic moments of the experience of dating people of different heights. A girl, because of his short stature, previously rejected Otani and he thinks he looks peculiar with a taller girlfriend. Risa has the opposite problem, already tall and never finding a guy who is taller. These height complexes, and the romance that eventually ensues in spite of them, develop the Lovely Complex that this film is ultimately about.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Apr 26, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
1-The reason I watched this : I've already seen the anime therefore, I wanted to see the the live-action adaptation and so I end up watching this film.

2-Storyline/Plot : Almost the same from the anime though it was a bit rushed and lacked many important events which made it feel wrong sometimes. However, script writers managed to take the right path after a lot of struggle.
I watched the anime so read more the story was predictable to me. As for those who haven't seen the anime, this storyline may seem really absurd to watch.

3-Acting/Cast : Teppei was one of the main reasons I watched this since he's cute and *insert shallow feelings*.
Beside that, I don't believe that the acting department wasn't that amazing or appealing; it was acceptable overall.

4-Music : It was kind of a normal music not too special not too lame.

5-Rewatch value : Well, people who fell for it hardly would defenitely rewatch, others would think of it as a waste of time.

6-The ending : It was satisfying. it wasn't the type of ending that would make you jump of your seat so don't expect too much.

7-Overall : It wasn't that bad but it wasn't that great either. It could've been much better yet it wasn't a disappointing adaptation.

P.S : For those who watched the anime and liked it you may want to watch this without high expectations or prejudices; it will much better that way.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Dec 23, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This was possibly one of the cutest things I have ever watched!
I love the story! I'm defiantly going to watch the Anime now. The acting was great, it was very very sweet!
I think I could watch this over and over again. Its so funny, if anyone is having a bad day they should watch this.

I've never seen Koike Teppei in anything but I'm defiantly going to check out a read more few of the other dramas hes in, he was great.

The acting was good, very cute! and the chemistry between the male and female leads was great.
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    steph_ravita 19 days ago

    Really cute movie! Kept me company on a 9 hour long flight! (:

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    Randevouz 21 days ago

    Prefer the anime. The movie tried too hard and ended up being too cheesy, unlike the anime which was fun. But the movie was well cast. Koike was lovely as Otani.

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    Sawawawawawa May 22, 2014

    I prefer the manga
    But good movie~

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    AnaK24 Mar 14, 2014

    Silly but adorable. Love it!

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    docnty Feb 13, 2014

    A silly but cute high school romantic comedy. I like it anyway...

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    Judo_Aniki Feb 9, 2014

    This is my cup of tea. I haven't seen the anime yet so I can't really relate to the sentiments of the previous comments. It's now one of my favorites.

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    anagard Feb 4, 2014

    I loved manga so much more, actually its my favorite. Movie is only a shadow of the original!

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    kimnana_ Jan 10, 2014

    I wanna watch it again ;_;

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    superdork1 Dec 31, 2013

    I read the manga a while back, it's actually one of my favorites. But this movie was too disappointing. I dropped it even before I got to the half.

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    GoEunChanDaddict Dec 30, 2013

    I saw the Anime twice and I loved it. It's so cute and lovely. I just loved the fact how both of them end up together and falling in love.

    And I was so disappointed in the movie. It was funny, yeah right. Really? If you loved the Anime, the Live Action is well ... I watched the Live Action twice and I love the actor Mizushima, Hiro and Koike, Teppei, but not in that movie.

    I think they made it into too much of a Comedy. I know many of you loved the movie, for it's funnyness. But it lost everything it has in the Anime. The Anime is sure funny but that's not all to it.

    Just watch the Anime and maybe you'll know what I mean.

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    Mih0 Dec 9, 2013

    Yamamoto-kun,i not see him at this movie....

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    bluemoon_onna Sep 21, 2013

    hilarious! *LOL* The leads have chemistry. What a shame Mizushima Hiro is just a flower boy behind the scenes. :)

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    Wendox Sep 11, 2013

    This was my first Japanese movie and I laughed so hard that I almost fell off my chair >.<

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    yukitoai Jul 22, 2013

    mizushima hiro as suzuki kun, lmao

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    chaiga May 31, 2013

    i enjoyed both anime and movie. :) made me laugh and the leads are so cute together.


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    Jul 15, 2006
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    1 hr. 39 min.


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