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27 October 2007 (Japan) See more »
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Despite all signs pointing toward potential heartbreak, a woman and man begin a romance. | Add synopsis »
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Yukihiko Tsutsumi 
 
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Yoshiie Goda 
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"Jigyaku no uta" - Japan (original title)
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Close, but not quite, 3 April 2008
Author: 8thSin from Tokyo / Toronto

This movie is like 3 different films mixed in one. The first half is hard, wacky comedy. Nakatani Miki and Abe Hiroshi's chemistry was great, and I was laughing the whole time. Most of the second half, however, is straight up drama. It was a long reminiscence sequence that I found to be a bit too draggy. The last 15 minutes of this film is inspirational tear-jerker.

Although the ending really moved me, I wish they just stuck with comedy for this manga-based film. They tried to make it a bit too deep for a comedy with the drama section, and it just ruined the whole film. The ending features an epiphany scene that I personally love seeing in Japanese films, but it just wasn't enough to save this film.

I was once again impressed with Abe Hiroshi's versatility though, he just seems so natural in every single role he takes on. Nakatani Miki also did a very fine job in her rare leading role. Not great, but still a film worth watching.

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