Yuge Daisuke is a tour guide studying astronomy in his free time and a playboy who only gets involved in relationships with no strings attached. He meets Fujishima Rui on Oahu in early summer and falls in love with her at first sight. The two begin a romance; however, as the result of an accident, she suffers from amnesia and her memory gets reset every night. Daisuke has to woo Rui every day as she keeps forgetting him.
~~ Based on 50 First Dates 2004 U.S. film.
Cast & Credits
Romance is weak but funny as hellFirst I want to say I haven't watched the original movie so I can't compare but I know it is regarded as one of the best romantic comedy so I bet this is nowhere near in terms of chemistry and romance, though this Japanese remake is hilarious as hell. Not the best romantic comedy even in Japan, it lacks authenticity compared to other great rom-coms, but it is still better than most fast paced manga based romance movies we get these days, where the pace is the speed of shinkansen train.
The strongest point of this movie is during the beginning where characters perform their own slapstick comedy, from Muro Tsuyoshi, Yamada Takayuki, Taiga and Sato Jiro(which is I think the funniest). Although the movie is strong in the comedy department, it lacks in romance especially the later part of the film when it was in it's climax. It was a bit boring and the romance is insincere.
The theme song they use is "One More Time One More Chance", if you by any chance know the anime movie "5 centimeter per second" it is the same song used in that movie. You couldn't choose a more fitting Japanese song for this story. Acting is great from both leads but it's a shame that their chemistry is not that great, this is the second time Takayuki Yamada and Nagasawa Masami both starred in a romance movie, first was in "say hello for me" where they also have no chemistry.