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A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from. Written by
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As much fan as I am of Asian horror movies, then it was rather difficult to get into "Tomie". Why? Well, because it was quite slow-moving and not really having much of a solid and coherent storyline to it.
The story is about a dead girl named Tomie, who apparently has come back to wreck havoc on those responsible. But apparently Tomie has been appearing throughout various events in the last many, many years.
For a horror movie, then there was absolutely nothing scary about the movie, and no shock moments at all. The movie was fairly monotone and uneventful.
As for the acting, well people did good enough jobs with their given roles, though there were moments where you sit with your toes curled up because of some rather bad acting and lack of emotions in given situations from some of the cast.
I bought a 4-disc collection with "Tomie", "Tomie: Replay", "Tomie: Re-Birth" and "Tomie: The Final Chapter", so hopefully there will be more meat on the follow up movies, otherwise then this is a series founded on a very weak storyline.
If "Tomie" is one of the movies that started the Japanese horror wave of movies like "The Ring" and "The Grudge", then they were off to a fairly weak start. Luckily the genre has progressed and evolved tremendously in the right direction.
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