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Once in a Blue Moon japanese movie review
Once in a Blue Moon
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by MonikaB
Jun 20, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
EXCELLENT! I enjoyed this courtroom comedy that also dealt with family, life & death. I couldn't have wished for a better cast for the quirky characters in this wonderfully written Mitani Koki film. Nishida Toshiyuki was perfect as the 421-year old samurai. Abe Hiroshi was in top form whether he was tap-dancing or lying in a hospital bed. Other standouts for me were the peppy Eri, Nakai Kiichi, Asano Tadanobu & Kohinata Fumiyo. I felt that the movie was incomplete when it ended. Luckily for me, I continued watching through the credits & the dangling/unfinished feel was set right. Even at 142 min runtime, I'd definitely rewatch this!
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