ChaNee's Weekend Movie Recommendations

Grab a bucket of popcorn, your favorite drink, take a comfy seat and...

Twilight Sasara Saya

Country: Japan     Year: 2014     Genre: Drama, Fantasy


Saya (Aragaki Yui) is a young widowed mother whose husband, Yutaro (Oizumi Yo), recently died in a tragic accident and Yutaro's family is threatening to take custody of the baby. In order to protect her child, Saya moves to Sasara but continues to have difficulties dealing with her current situation while grieving the death of her husband. However, unbeknownst to Saya, Yutaro's soul takes up residence in the bodies of people Saya is surrounded by to guide, comfort and protect her and their baby.

Personal Thoughts

It took me a minute to get into the story but it was worth it. It had me in tears as well as laughter. I found the cast to be exceptional. A wonderful movie for the family.

Be With You

Ima, ai ni yukimasu

Country: Japan     Year: 2004     Genre: Romance, Drama, Fantasy


"I'll be with you again in a year's time when the rains come." is the promise that Mio (Takeuchi Yuko) makes to her husband Takumi (Nakamura Shido) before she dies. Those words stay with Takumi as he lives a quiet life with his 6-year-old son. A year after the death of Mio, Takumi and Yuji (Takei Akashi) take a walk through the woods and meet a woman who resembles his dead wife.

Personal Thoughts

Okay. Get your tissues out. This is definitely a heartwarming, heartbreaking, and tearshedding movie. It even had the significant other claiming something in his eyes during this movie. This is one of those rare movies that I can't find anything wrong with. I just loved it. I fell in love with the son played by Akashi Takei. He was such a joy to watch. This was just an all around beautiful love story.

Shinigami no Seido

Sweet Rain

Country: Japan     Year: 2008     Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


Oh...the day in the life of the grim reaper, Chiba (Kaneshiro Takeshi). Chiba likes to get his work over with quickly so he can enjoy his favorite pastime which is listening to his music at his preferred listening booth but that can't happen until he observes his charge for seven days. After those seven days, Chiba has to decide based on their behavior whether to extend or suspend their life. Observing tends to be mundane and monotonous work until one day he meets Kazue Fujiki (Konishi Manami). 

Personal Thoughts

Clearly Kaneshiro Takeshi is the star of this movie and rightfully so. He is outstanding as the naive and endearing grim reaper.  His naivety made for some very amusing moments around his charges and those moments gave this movie a very light-hearted vibe. A very enjoyable film.

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    Ranchik Aug 22, 2015

    Thanks! I just watched Be with You. It's beautiful!!

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    Kiribechan Aug 19, 2015

    Thank you ChaNee!
    Upon your recommendation I watched the movie "Be With You" and am in the middle of watching the related TV show, too!
    Loved it! :)

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    NewKDramaAddict Aug 16, 2015

    Be With You was a very nice movie. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Trina0628 Aug 15, 2015

    Seeing as you recommended two movies I have already watched and loved. I will definitely give the third a watch when I have time. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    gaga Aug 15, 2015

    shinigami no seido blew my mind! i watched it over a year ago and i am still under its influence.
    i went to watch it because of kaneshiro and thought it would be more action packed, fantasy and etc. but it was so peaceful, unlike everything i expected from it and i still loved it very much.. it didn't start suddenly and it didn't end like that either, what you usually get in the movies. instead it was like a stroll with that beautiful story.
    anyway, that all might sound silly, but it's how i felt about the movie. and i am definitely going to watch it again a bunch of times :)

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    naccu Aug 14, 2015 - edited

    Shinigami no Seido looks like my kind of movie!!! :D :D

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