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Japan has produced a lot of very good movies, but W's Tragedy is not one of them. I really cannot see what the other reviewers see in this simpering non-drama. Perhaps it is that I was not taken by the star's (lack of ?) cuteness, nor by the support cast of pretty-much unknowns.
Had W's Tragedy lacked English subtitles, I may have been tempted to cut it a bit more slack, citing lack of understanding of the nuances lost in lack of translation. But the story was clearly spelled out and explained, and it revealed ... nothing of consequence. One is tempted to snipe that the Tragedy is that this movie was released.
An obscure movie, and deservedly so.
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