• Movie: Key of Life
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 231 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4867
  • Watchers: 491

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Sakurai is an aspiring actor who becomes frustrated with his life. Sakurai then decides to kill himself, but before committing suicide Sakurai heads off to a public bathhouse. At the bathhouse, Sakurai then witnesses a man named Kondo collapse and lose his memory in front of Sakurai. On a sudden whim, Sakurai switches locker keys with Kondo and pretends to be Kondo. Sakurai soon finds himself in trouble with the Yakuza. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 231 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4867
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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10 people found this review helpful
Oct 15, 2013
Completed 1
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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My faith in Japanese movie is back!

Actually I'm kinda lost interest in watching movies from japan
I know there are many great movies from them especially classic ones but just recently or these several years it was just a hit or miss or just acceptably great.

Okay, I think "Key of Life" was the most enjoyable Japanese film that made from the last 3 years that I encountered as for now and i will see some more and hopefully just as satisfying.

The movie itself is a combination of comedy/crime/slice of life.
The comedy isn't exaggerated and relies on coincidence circumstances that really works well and funny. The story is minimalistic and easy to relate. No overly complicated plot but simply complex enough and i find it smart w/ smile on my face.

The two main characters are very good actors (you are familiar with them and you often see them in dramas). The interaction is the strongest point. There were not much talk unlike other comedy but shows more character action for situations.

I will not say anything about the music since there was only few in certain scenes but sometime silence is effective.

Try this movie and I think it's not that hard to like and very relatable regardless of taste. You may find it not groundbreaking but I'm sure its impossible to hate.

100% spoiler free and I didn't say much but see it for yourself.

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3 people found this review helpful
Aug 18, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie shows how someone traits and behaviors impact his life and define him.

sometimes we think: if I had the money, if I had the chance then I'll definitely and more certainly going to do great things and be an astonishing person. But that not always the case. a person who lack the simple sense of managing his own life is not necessarily a person who will succeed even if life were giving to him on a plate, unless he decided to take action and change. That's the main moral you will learn from that movie among other ones too portrayed in a comedic and fun way.

a bad point of this movie in my opinion is the lack of music, like if they were randomly picked from someone personal track favorites, not putting in count the giving situations.

it's not the most well structured story, but it will keep you entertained to some extent with some really humorous scenes.

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