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Like Someone in Love (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 September 2012 (Japan)
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Takashi Watanabe
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Noriaki
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Hiroshi
Mihoko Suzuki ...
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Hiroyuki Kishi ...
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Like Someone in Love I is a Japanese-language film directed by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Abbas Kiarostami. Written by Ugetsu

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Abbas Kiarostami's final film before his death in 2016. See more »

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Noriaki: [subtitled version] If we're married, she has to answer me.
Takashi: Ideally, yes. That's why I'm saying you lack experience.
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Gives me indigestion
8 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This so called film is about as empty as my bowels after drinking five gallons of prune juice. It was slooooooooooow and jumped around from one idea to the next. This film has a serious case of ADD and never follows one train of thought.

There are scenes that hook you in, making you think it will go somewhere... Then it just disappears into thin air. I feel like it's the long uphill struggle on a roller coaster, only when you get to the highly anticipated top, the tracks flat-line for five miles going two miles per hour and then switches tracks and goes up again.

Many of the side stories go absolutely nowhere and dissolve into thin air. Who is this old man? In the beginning of the film the main character is told she must see this man and she'll understand why when she gets there. I still don't understand. Is he supposed to take care of her? The film also makes the boyfriend look like a bad person, but his girlfriend lied to him. She is the one at fault for not telling him she was a prostitute.

The end of the movie is absolutely worthless. The man spends his time walking around looking out the windows only to be hit by a rock. The end. Where was the plot? Oh yeah, it called in sick and decided to move as far away from the movie as possible. This review jumps around with incomplete thoughts to simulate how the whole movie went.

If movies were compared to food, a good movie would have the appetizer, followed by the side dishes and main course, then a sweet dessert conclusion. This movie had no meat, nothing sweet, and nothing nutrisious to eat! It was more like a bag of expired potato chips, each chip being as boring as the last, nothing different. Pretty soon all of the chips (movie scenes) are gone and you're just looking in an empty bag with no filling satisfaction.

If this movie were manifested in joke form it would go like this:

Knock knock

Who's there?

Who

Who who?

Knock knock

Who's there

Banana

Banana who?

Oh look my flight has arrived!!!

Yes... The randomness is well... Random. To put it in a nutshell, this film will give me brain cancer. (Note there isn't even a good conclusion to my own review... Again simulating the movie)


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