Romantic fantasy film starring Fukada Kyoko and based off of the best selling series of written works by Sakurazawa Erika. In a corner of Tokyo various hopeless romantics are reminded of the love, friendship, and familial love in the world. A convenience store clerk named Kato wants nothing more than to find a girlfriend . . . however things never go as he plans. Meanwhile, single father Yoshikawa (Nagase Masatoshi) treasures nothing more in this world than is daughter. He'd like to remarry to help her, but his love Kazumi confesses that she just doesn't like children. On the other hand, junior high school student Mizuho has become the object of bullying after a slight missunderstanding. Then one day an angel (Fukada Kyoko) came down to visit them.
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The movie is light with no heavy drama to expect. It can make you smile while watching due to its gentle and light approach to its audience.
I recommend this to everyone who would want to watch a movie together with their family members or kids.
I wasn’t expecting anything when I sat down to watch this movie, and it’s a good thing I did that. Even with no expectations this movie was a let down. There isn’t much of a plot to begin with. Some angel, who doesn’t talk or even have a name, just shows up one day and follows follows our main characters around, who you find out are all connected somehow. First there is Kato, who works in a convience store, and seems to really want a girl in his lonley life. Chii and her father shop at Kato’s store a few times. It’s just the two of them and her dads girlfriend, a librarian at Mizuho’s high school, who says she doesn’t like kids. Mizuho, whose friends turned on her, is now subjected to bullying and doesn’t seem to want to keep living. Lastly, living above Kato are these two sisters, one runs a catering business and the other one drinks and mooches.
While each of the characters stories are interesting this movie really wasn’t interesting. Each character has problems they want to overcome and can’t seem to do it on their own. Kato just talks to the angel and let’s her drink while he helps a cute girl find her cat. The two sisters don’t even have a significant role in the movie other than wondering who drinks their alcohol. With Chii and Mizuho I can see where the angel would be helpful. Chii is worried about her father and after seeing her mother leave, doesn’t want to see his girlfriend leave. Mizuho actually wants to kill herself at one point. When the angel is with these girls there seems to be a point to the story.
Mostly it’s just an awkward angel floating around, not talking, and touching things curiously like a three year old.
Music: It wasn’t too bad. Instrumental and calm most of the time. It really reflected the atmosphere of whatever was happening.
Cast/Acting: I didn’t mind the cast or acting very much. It was the characters I had issues with. Like how the angel was like a three year old, exploring and floating around people. She didn’t do anything but follow them. Fukada Kyoko, who played the angel, did a good job with that role.
It was also nice to see Sato Megumi be a nice average girl for a change. The last show I saw her in was Hana Yori Dango where she played the snobby rich girl Sanjou Sakurako.
Rewatch Value: 4
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