At first you're like WTF? And was like 'OMG over two hours of this?!' but I totally take back my first impressions of this film. More meets the eye then you expect in this film.
- Overall 7
- Story 5
- Acting/Cast 9
- Music 8
- Rewatch Value 3
But as it progresses you understand what's going on and why things are going on and why things happen.
It was nice having scenes that had a lack of music, to show realism, for example the long take of them riding the bikes scene; with no soundtrack or music to it, because that's what actually happens in life.
And something's happened that you can't explain but could completely understand and relate to and almost agree with.
The prison scene was so captivating.
The great thing about this movie is that it
isn't the normal 'hollywood action packed romance characters are amazing and gorgeous (well to me they were gorgeous xD)' type of movie. It was a movie with depth, although it does not seem like that to begin with, you understand it as the movie progresses.
The movie didn't flow, it wasn't what you would call the 'interesting' and 'eventful' movie that people these days are used to which was a nice change and gave a new life to films.
The characters all had flaws and it was such a sense of realism that you couldn't help not relating to them and you understood them and why things happened.
The actors: Matsuda Shota - AMAZING! But he's always been a solid actor and his acting does not fail in this. His performance was amazing!
Kora Kengo - I definitely want to see him act again. First time I've seen him act and I was impressed with how he portrayed the character and took it on board.
Ando Sakura - You may recognise her from Love Exposure. She acts great in this and may have improved from LE! I like how she took this role and I like how she played her character.
Ending song is beautiful too I think ^^
Turned out to be a pretty damn good film!
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