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Your Lie in April
2 people found this review helpful
May 17, 2017
Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
Kento, you little thing, you got me wrapped around your finger again! I watched this movie with a skeptical attitude. Not a big fan of plots which one of the main characters suffer from an incurable illness, but this has actually some good points. The plot is a little bit different from any other shojo mangas, that's maybe the reason why I loved the manga so much. An adorable kid met this bubbly girl who's a violinist. The girl wants the boy to play the piano again so she starts to encourage him to not turns his back to the real love of his little life; classical music. What I love about this story is the huge love for music shown by the characters. Kento played an amazing Arima here. He's cute, nerdy, a ball of fluffiness. His cry scenes gave me goosebumps. The cinematography is colorful, making every single actor look like an anime character. There isn't a real love story, at least in the manga version, so I was a little bit confused when I saw how the movie ended. Kaori's illness isn't explained at all, leaving the audience thinking "What the actual hell is this girl daying of?" Expect for Suzu Hirose's voice tone that actually sounded like the one of an anime voice actress, everything was well directed. Sometimes the peace of the movie was a little bit slow, making me look at my phone, but it wasn't actually a big deal. Hands up for Kento's acting here. Comparing this character to Naruse's one, I think he has done a better job in here. At least, Arima made me feel something.
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