When I read the plot to this movie I thought it was going to be one of those typical high school romance comedies. I should have known I was wrong just by looking at the insane running time. Even though the running time is quite scary, I decided to take a shot at it, and watch it anyway. I was not disappointed! This has become one of my favorite movies. It reminds me a lot of Quentin Tarantino films by the way it makes you feel gloominess and darkness right from the start but with just the right amount of comedy and lightness to not make it too heavy. The story invites you in to the life of psychologically damaged people and contains a fair amount of gore, violence, incest, romance, sex and PANTIES. The part I love the most is that it handles very serious matters in a comedic way without making it seem like a joke. It actually makes it more horrifying. You get to see the characters fall apart little by little and this might lead to you feeling sympathy towards a psychopathic killer. This wouldn't have worked without these great actors though. I was starting to wonder if their minds got slightly more deranged after making this movie. For them to be able to pull through one sick thing after another, I am truly impressed. I can't find anything about this movie that I dislike. The story was incredibly well done. It was interesting throughout the whole film even though it was 4 hours long. The actors were amazing. Even though the characters weren't lovable, I loved them anyway. The scenes were beautiful. I'm not in to gore, but some scenes were just shot perfectly. The music fit right in. It set the mood just right. it wasn't too heavy and not too light but I can't say it was comfortable either. I still felt the psychological chaos. Lastly, the ending was better than I expected. In movies like these you never know how it is going to end. Especially when it's Japanese but in my opinion it ended just the right way. Take time to watch this film. It was funny and twisted at the same time and it definitely left a print on me. It's a journey you wont forget easily. P.s I am sorry for my messy review. I had so many things I wanted to write but It was hard to put it all together. Hope it was helpful anyway.
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