Eda Maki works for an advertising agency at a large company. She is single and doesn't have good luck with men. She also isn't very good at cooking and likes eating junk food. One day, she meets Katayama Nagisa. He is an art teacher and a vegetarian. Unlike Maki, Nagisa cooks very well. The two people then happen to live together. Maki realizes that she is in love with Nagisa, but Nagisa is gay. Through his cooking, they solve their own problems and become important to each other.
(Source: The Grand Cinema)
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It focus on how the heroine is trying to catch the hero's attention. The movie is very comedic, I laugh often on her ways to attract the guy. It is more on how their friendship blooms, how the guy taught her on life through foods so yeah, their relationship is kind of sweet.
I watched Kawaguchi Haruna's previous drama and I must say she improved a lot in this movie. She delivered that desperate woman's act successfully. This is the first time I watch something with Hayashi Kento, he is good, an eye candy too.
The ending made you want to know more, kind of hoping for a continuation of this movie. This movie is short, about an hour and half only so if you want something light heartening you can try pick this movie. Recommended.
"Bittersweet" for those who like a good romance, is a good request. It has a comical, fluffy, dramatic and mature side, all very well distributed in its one hundred and twenty minutes.
Shôgo Kusano was very clever at giving an unusual angle perspective, obviously the script helped, since it was written by Yumio Kobayashi a great mangaka.
The manga itself is very good, the live left a little to be desired in the plot, adapted a lot, but not much was lost in the process.
The idea of "love" in Japan used to be defined by literature until the manga came and changed the scenery. Bittersweet is the proof, so watch.