• Movie: Girl in the Sunny Place
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 1,395 users)
  • Ranked: #1027
  • Popularity: #830
  • Watchers: 3,734

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Girl in the Sunny Place
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Ratings: 8.0/10 from 1,395 users
# of Watchers: 3,734
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Ranked #1027
Popularity #830
Watchers 1,395

A new salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai, a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was called stupid and bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret. The type of secret that may endanger her relationship with Kosuke right before they get married. ~~~ Based on the novel "Hidamari no Kanojo" by Osamu Koshigaya.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 1,395 users)
  • Ranked: #1027
  • Popularity: #830
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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16 people found this review helpful
May 11, 2014
Completed 1
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie was very... well, interesting as far as story goes. The overall theme of the story is that, if two souls belong together, they will find each other no matter the circumstances. Many moments of the two main characters falling in love together I found very touching. As the story progresses, though, things get weird. I will not spoil it, but it just... it gets weird. It didn't make me too horribly uncomfortable, but about 2/3rds of the way through the film, you will realize what exactly is "wrong". It doesn't deter from the feel or the message of the film, but it's just... an interesting concept. I'll leave it at that. Overall, it's a good love story with a rather interesting plot twist thrown in.

Acting was great. I love MatsuJun, it's always a treat to see him. Juri did extraordinarily well with him and I felt they both had a lot of chemistry. Also, her hair style is adorable. The minor characters were good actors as well, but the main two were great, as expected.

I have to say that the cinematography, lighting, and overall feel of this movie is exceptional. It's truly beautiful from start to finish, it fits the film's message, it makes you feel nostalgia for these characters that you've only known for 2 hours. It's just fantastic. If you have no other reason to watch this movie, watch it for the shallow reason of "It looks so goddamn pretty".

The music is pretty good, but I don't recall anything from the OST that stood out. With one exception. I swear, whenever I hear "Wouldn't It Be Nice", I am going to cry.

Overall: watch if you like love stories or any of the actors in the film. It's not for everyone, but it's definitely worth it to give it a shot. Or, if you're shallow and love movies that look pretty (like me), definitely watch this movie.

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10 people found this review helpful
Jul 10, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers
My daughter has been encouraging me to see this movie for quite some time. I finally did so because she'd recently sent me a photo of herself with the love locks, very excited that she had been in the same spot as Matsujun (she lives in Japan). I know previous reviews most people liked it, even if somewhat reluctantly. I really liked it! No spoilers, but it is a sweet film and you will need some tissues. I am used to watching dramas, so the movies always seem so short to me. If you enjoy films with a romantic/soulmate theme, with a bit of a twist, you must watch this film.

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