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 comedy 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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  • Jun 7, 2011 1 of 1 episodes seen
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  7
    • Music  5
    • Rewatch Value  10
    Lovely Complex was an extraordinary drama, and I have fallen in love with it. At first, I was skeptical because I thought the story-line seemed ridiculous, and that the movie would wind up being boring, but it was the exact opposite; I've fallen in love with the "ridiculous" story-line. You really got to feel the characters in this movie, and there were times where I felt like crying and laughing alongside the characters. Whenever it would begin to get depressing, they would add a spark of comical relief, though, they were careful enough as to not spoil the mood.

    The only thing I have a problem with is the actress that plays as Risa. I think she's a beautiful actress, but throughout the entire movie,
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  • Apr 26, 2012 1 of 1 episodes seen
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  7
    • Story  6
    • Acting/Cast  7
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  5
    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 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
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  • AnaK24 Mar 14, 2014
    Silly but adorable. Love it!
  • docnty Feb 13, 2014
    A silly but cute high school romantic comedy. I like it anyway...
  • 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.
  • anagard Feb 4, 2014
    I loved manga so much more, actually its my favorite. Movie is only a shadow of the original!
    1 ❤
  • kimnana_ Jan 10, 2014
    I wanna watch it again ;_;
  • 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.
  • Go-Eun-Chan_D-addict 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.
  • Mih0 Dec 9, 2013
    Yamamoto-kun,i not see him at this movie....
  • bluemoon_onna Sep 21, 2013
    hilarious! *LOL* The leads have chemistry. What a shame Mizushima Hiro is just a flower boy behind the scenes. :)
  • Wendox Sep 11, 2013
    This was my first Japanese movie and I laughed so hard that I almost fell off my chair >.<
    1 ❤
  • yukitoai Jul 22, 2013
    mizushima hiro as suzuki kun, lmao
    1 ❤
  • chaiga May 31, 2013
    i enjoyed both anime and movie. :) made me laugh and the leads are so cute together.
    2 ❤
  • Danya May 22, 2013
    I laughed until my head started hurting me :D
    1 ❤
  • Brigicz Mar 31, 2013
    They made that funny and super cute mannga into some really weird movie. :/ Yes, it was somewhat cute but lacked so many things.

    I wish for a remake.
    3 ❤
  • WowCreations Jan 19, 2013
    Very cute movie. The only thing that bothered me was her obvious heels. I know she is meant to be taller than him but they could have given her high shoes that didn't go tok tok as she walked. I realise it must have been hard to creat a height difference but obvious heels? I mean the point is that she is taller...but when I see the heels so clearly it takes away the main point of it all. Anyway that really bothered me.
    2 ❤


Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex


  • Main Title: Lovely Complex
  • Native title: ラブ★コン
  • Also Known as: LOVE*COM

General Details

  • CountryJapan
  • Released Date: July 15, 2006
  • Average Duration 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance


  • Score: 7.31 (scored by 3,805 users)
  • Ranked: #569
  • Popularity: #44
  • Members: 5,100
  • Favorites: 0

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