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One day, Nozomi, a second-year high school student, finds a love confession letter on her classroom desk. The sender is Setoyama, the most popular boy in school. While puzzled as to whether or not the letter is a prank, a secret exchange diary between the two begins when she puts her reply in the shoebox. However, the letter and exchange diary were actually meant for someone else - Nozomi's close friend. The exchange diary begins with a misunderstanding, but Nozomi continues to write to him without telling him the truth about her identity. And as she gets to know him, she becomes attracted to him. On the other hand, Setoyama loses more and more opportunities to confide in her, and the situation takes an unexpected turn... What is the fate of the painful unrequited love that started with a lie? (Source: Japanese = movies.shochiku.co.jp || Translation = MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Kokan Uso Nikki" (交換ウソ日記) by Sakura Iyo (櫻いいよ). Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2023
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 5,894 users)
  • Ranked: #746
  • Popularity: #1372
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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23 people found this review helpful
Aug 19, 2023
Completed 5
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5

A basic romance movie done well

It was surprisingly really fun?
I was excepting the basic high school romance movie, with its cute moments, way too dramatic third part, rushed storyline, and nonexistent secondary characters, while still being entertaining enough, but it was not.

It doesn't reinvent the genre or anything, it was just a really good-quality high-school romance. And it's an original story, so it does not feel rushed, and everything/everybody that gets introduced actually gets a spotlight and a conclusion.

The goods :

- Good pacing where everything is wrapped up nicely.
- The characters were nice, and everybody got a lot of spotlights.
- No melodramatic part where the heroine cries for 15 minutes.
- No "villains" or misunderstandings that come from nowhere.
- Lots of cute scenes
- Nice twist
- Not a perfect hero and is portrayed as such. He is too honest and has no tact, which can be good and bad. He has to apologize for it and does.
- Not the usual "shy" heroine. She is portrayed as such at the beginning, but we see her layers during the movie.

The bads :

- The beginning is a little hard to get into. There's a lot of music, that cuts the flow of the movie, and it's doing "too much". But it calm downs after something like 15 minutes? In the same way, the acting is a little weird at the beginning, then it's better.
- There's a character that I couldn't really understand during the movie, and even if their actions are explained thanks to the ending, it doesn't change the fact I didn't understand them during a good part of the movie. Still cute though.
- Not necessarily a bad thing, but it is still a very basic romance movie. It doesn't change the world or anything.

A really nice movie. I didn't get bored even though it was almost 2 hours.

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9 people found this review helpful
Dec 18, 2023
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0

A Refreshing Dive into Teen Romance

"Our Secret Diary" is an emotional rollercoaster that begins with a bit of a shaky start with too much music and an initial awkwardness in acting. However, once it hits its stride, it becomes a compelling journey. The characters feel remarkably genuine, breaking away from the cookie-cutter molds often seen in these films. The absence of prolonged tearful scenes and sudden villains is a welcome surprise, making the high school romance feel more authentic. The imperfect yet honest portrayal of the main character adds a layer of realism, and the evolution of the initially shy heroine is a standout aspect. Despite being rooted in the familiar, the film manages to keep viewers engaged for almost two hours, turning a basic romance into a captivating movie night experience.

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  • Movie: Our Secret Diary
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2023
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 5,894 users)
  • Ranked: #746
  • Popularity: #1372
  • Watchers: 11,697

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