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A lonesome college student, Jiro, is spending his 20th birthday alone, when suddenly, a beautiful girl turns up. The few hours that he spends with her are the most incredible moments of his life and Jiro is overwhelmed by his good-fortune in meeting her. But his happiness does not last long as she disappears as suddenly as she appeared. A year later, on his 21st birthday, Jiro runs into her again at the same restaurant, where she saves him and countless others from a crazy assassin. She looks the same, but this time she is somehow different. It is the beginning of a relationship that would change his life forever. Written by
I do not know about other people but I went to see this movie because it was directed form the same guy that made My Sassy Girl, Classic and Daisy. This guy really does have a good record of making romantic movie in different situation. He has his own style of making romantic movie and this is another of his hearth warming, cliché, intrigue and tear jerking movie.
The stories about the lonely college student about to find his love that turn out to be the cyborg from the future send to protect him for the unknown reason. Though the story isn’t that original but hardly any movie does nowadays so it doesn’t quite really bother me, anyway it has been execute pretty well though slow from time to time and drag on and never end like AI: Artificial Intelligence. And in the end it got a too wrap up ending (at least for me).
There are quite a few scenes that will managed to delivered what it suppose to bring and in the end (if you don’t felt bore by it first) it will be pretty much a heart touching story that really intrigue you.
The casting, well I think it was pretty darn good, after all it seem to consist of only two main character and a few more that add little to the story. They do pretty much have a pretty great chemistry even though one of them is a robot.
Overall I do pretty much like it though I felt it was overlong for it also got a very slow pace, but I do pretty much expected from this guy flick. So it was alright by my standard. In the end I didn’t felt riff-off so that is a good thing, though I highly doubt I will watch it again soon.
Recommendation: I went to see it on big screen, but I highly recommend you rent DVD.
Reason To Watch: Touching, Cyborg is Hot!! Reason Not To: Slow Pace, Too Wrap Up Ending (Though I Understand Why).
Rating: 6.5/10 (Grade: C+)
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