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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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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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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Main plot Height difference. Same theme, similar stories, different perspectives.
Recommended by Senpai
same feel of comedy and directing style
both manga based
high school rom-com
both movies have the female lead really love or pursue the male lead
Recommended by harumasgirl

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    ClaudiaKdramaFan 11 days ago - edited

    I came to watch this because of a Korean drama where they address this kind of relationship which is not portrayed that much in dramas....and I liked this little movie, the actors played it really Otani tho he was so cute......

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    Shay Jun 13, 2017

    I read the manga and it's still one of my favorite mangas. Didn't watch the anime though. How does this compare?

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    TokkiLily Jun 1, 2017 - edited

    A series remake would be the best! The anime was a masterpiece and the movie was quite good too.

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      Shay Jun 13, 2017

      A drama remake would be awesome :)

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    I did not read the manga, I did not like the anime but I enjoyed the live action.
    It is not a great success of dramaturgy but is a little above average, something of this genre is common in animes, perhaps because saturation does not get to excite, there are no pros or cons what on the one hand can be good on the other not so much , Nothing new, just that old and good embarrassing and loving situations.

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    yarnie Apr 6, 2017

    Manga then anime is the best! i was so sad about this live action that time T_T;

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    wurcid Apr 20, 2016

    Welp, liked the manga more. This version seemed a bit awkward.

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    Mody Jan 12, 2016

    Anime was waaaaaay better

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    TokkiLily Aug 6, 2015 - edited

    The anime was better than the movie in my opinion, but the casting of the male lead was perfect! Also the actress playing koizumi did too many exaggerated facial expressions.

    cute movie though
    rated 7/10

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      SherazaneDandelion Jan 13, 2017

      I so agree with you! I hope for a remake....or more better a series remake...

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    Mah Jul 3, 2015

    I didn't like the movie so much, but I love the anime and the manga :)

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    Amy May 31, 2015

    Cute movie, but I prefer the anime and manga over this.

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    Sara Apr 26, 2015

    The movie is not that great. Actually I find it bad lol, but no matter how silly or bad their acting is, I can still rewatch it for the 6th time because I honestly like the story itself and tiny little Otani.

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    steph_ravita Jul 10, 2014

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

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    Randevouz Jul 8, 2014 - edited

    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 15, 2014

    Silly but adorable. Love it!


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    Jul 15, 2006
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    1 hr. 39 min.


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