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An old man being treated in a hospital is always clinging to what appears to be a screenplay for a film. When a young nurse, Amane, asks him, “What’s it about?” he bashfully begins to tell the story. “It’s a magical tale of a young man…” 1960. Makino Kenji is an Assistant Director at a film studio. He dreams of one day becoming a director, but all he does now is run errands. Kenji’s outlet and secret pleasure is watching his favorite old romantic movie at the theater -- an old black & white treasure that only showed for a brief period before being cancelled. But the film’s heroine, a princess named Miyuki, was the love of his life. One day, the director of the movie calls and says he wants to buy the old reel of film. The owner of the theater agrees to sell it, despite Kenji’s protests. “This will be the last showing…” But then something miraculous happens. Following a clap of thunder, the heroine of the movie literally jumps off the screen…in black and white! She’s breathtakingly beautiful and equally strong-willed, just like Princess Miyuki in the film! Miyuki is mesmerized by the colorful world she has landed in, but causes nothing but trouble for Kenji. “Why did she appear in this world?” Kenji wonders, while indulging the princess’ every whim. In time, he does fall in love with the real Miyuki, but she is harboring a secret that she cannot reveal… Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 437 users)
  • Ranked: #730
  • Popularity: #2612
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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3 people found this review helpful
Sep 13, 2018
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
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Visually speaking, this is a gorgeous movie. Vibrant colors in walls, clothes and scenery. The contrast between the black-and-white princess and the colorful real world. Miyuki's clothes, every one of them. Ayase Haruka as a princess, Kenji as a poor director's assistant. The shots of the camera. There is one scene at the beginning of the movie that was filmed from above, and it shows the little made-up town and all the actors in their clothes, and it was simply beautiful.

As for the story, it was a nice, clean romance, with a bit of mystery and heartbreaking moments. I watched it twice in a week and I cried in both occasions. However, it could also be because of Ayase Haruka's tears... she almost always manages to move me with her tears. And she looked amazing as a princess. She had a nice chemistry with Sakaguchi Kentaro (she almost always has a good chemistry with whatever actor she works with), BUT as always, she is terrible in love scenes. She is a like an unreachable princess, cold and stiff in regards to hugs and kisses. Thankfully, it wasn't properly show in this movie, so it didn't bothered me so much.

I though at first that the movie had some plotholes. Like, she has to put make-up on her entire self to disguise her black-and-white self. But she remains colorful even under the rain. However, I noticed that it only rained when she was upset or sad, so maybe the rain was magical like her and couldn't affect her. It isn't explained how she comes to this world, but since it is a fantasy, there is no need for that. And as for all her wardrobe, it could be because they are in a movie set, and there are a lot of clothes.


The ending was very sad. I couldn't live like them at all, without touching the one you love. And when they finally do... :(( so sad. Why??? The final scene was just a way to calm our broken hearts :((

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1 people found this review helpful
Oct 3, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
The film revolves around the ubiquitous Japanese theme of remembering the roots and respecting tradition. The film is far less capricious than Takeuchi's Thermae Romae series, in which a Roman (Japanese-speaking) architect travels between second-century Rome and 21st-century Tokyo, guaranteeing the love of a Japanese manga writer. Driven by a more intimate, sometimes logically flawed script and lush production values, Tonight offers small but solid pleasures that can rekindle interest in the cinema of a younger generation.
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  • Movie: Tonight, At Romance Theater
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 437 users)
  • Ranked: #730
  • Popularity: #2612
  • Watchers: 1,341

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