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Tabata Kaede is a university student with poor social skills. He meets Akiyoshi Hisano, who attends the same university. She seems to lack common sense and is also an idealist. She talks about ending wars and having no more bullies. Kaede & Hisano have different personalities, but they are both outsiders. For their goal to change the world, they decide to make a secret club Moai. One day, Hisano suddenly disappears. Their secret club Moai also changes. Moai becomes a club for job finders and the club gets larger. Kaede decides to leave the club, but he then decides to take back Moai for its original mission, dreamt up by himself and Hisano. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2020
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 515 users)
  • Ranked: #7335
  • Popularity: #7312
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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11 people found this review helpful
Mar 22, 2021
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Raw, Humane, Poignant

Let me start by saying that I really like this film. Since I haven't read the novel, I went in not expecting anything in particular and ending up getting blown away by how real it is.

The premise is simple, it's laid out right at the start of the film. It got you thinking down this one train of thought, and just when you're getting sold to this idea, the film neatly drops a plot twist on your lap. What's interesting is how it was revealed, it jumps out at you and will make you want to pause and rewind back to the start to scour the hints on the scenes with a more critical eye.

We have the characters - Kaede and Akiyoshi - two people who met in one of their classes in college. Akiyoshi, the idealist, finds a friend and colleague in Kaede, the guy who just wants to disappear into the background. Understandably, it wasn't a friends-at-first-sight thing, but as the movie progressed, you'll see how they created something beautiful as they built Moai.

However, human nature is just as ugly as it is beautiful, and that's exactly what Aokute, Itakute, Moroi (or KuteKute) showed. The themes of friendship, betrayal, revenge, and selfishness are portrayed in such an honest and real way that I can't help but pause a few times during the movie because it tugged at the emotions and memories I've hid away at the back of my mind. The idealism vs. realism themes are also drawn out well between the two characters, building up as the movie progressed.

SugiHana and Ryo's acting shone through in this movie - especially Ryo, since we see it from his POV - as they portrayed Akiyoshi and Kaede's journey. The one scene I loved watching over and over is the climax scene - and it is something you need to watch for yourself.

KuteKute is not for everyone, as some may find it boring or hollow or even silly (especially because of Akiyoshi's idealism), but the movie will definitely reach those who were once a Kaede or an Akiyoshi (or both) in their lives.

Aokute, Itakute, Moroi.
Blue, Painful, Brittle.
Raw, Humane, Poignant.

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4 people found this review helpful
Mar 17, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
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Adolescent story. yup

not too good not too bad too.
Story focused on process when we're moving from teen to adults.
it's good because we can see our behavior when we was a teenager and growing up to mature.
But the minus point is on the acting, some mistake on an scenes, background sound (soundtrack? i dont know the name.) and there is no sad feeling appear when watching (for me).
I felt hollowness when watching this.
Too much plot twist but that is okay. it's make it better. but some plot twist doesn't make sense for me.
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  • Movie: Blue, Painful, Fragile
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2020
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 515 users)
  • Ranked: #7335
  • Popularity: #7312
  • Watchers: 1,184

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