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9 December 2006 (Japan) See more »
Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Rei Yoshii ... Ichiko
Asami Imajuku ... Eri
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Akimoto ... San Senba
Miyoko Asada ... Professor Saeko
Kami Hiraiwa ... Yukako

Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Kengo Tachibana
Ira Ishida ... Father
Chiharu Kawai ... Customer at CD Shop

Kyôko Koizumi ... Ichiko's mother
Shôichirô Masumoto
Takamasa Suga ... Akira
Issei Takahashi ... Takechan
Ken Teraizumi ... Eri's Father

Directed by
Kôji Kawano 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hiroko Kanasugi  screenplay
Ebine Yamaji  comic

Produced by
Harue Miyake .... producer
Chikako Nakabayashi .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Jun Fukumoto 
Film Editing by
Hiroaki Morishita 
Production Design by
Yuko Ito 
Sound Department
Koji Yamada .... sound

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Girl meets girl, girl loses girl. . ., 12 October 2007
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

Love My Life (2006), directed by Koji Kawano, is a Japanese film about the love between two young lesbian women. Asami Imajuku plays Eri, a gamin-like university student who is in love with the more sophisticated and mature Ichiko (Rei Yoshii).

Naturally, the course of true love doesn't run true. The women have to deal with the sexism and homophobia of Japanese society. In addition, Ichiko is dependent on her father for the funds she needs to enter law school, and he is not charmed by Ichiko's lesbianism. Complications and crises prevent an easy, loving relationship to continue between the two women.

The movie has a charming sweetness about it, but not much in the way of substance. The characters are likable and attractive, and the love scene between them is delicate and romantic. However, I was hoping for something more substantial, and this was not the movie in which to find it.

The film will work well on DVD. We saw it in a theater as part of ImageOut--the Rochester NY Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival.

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