This was a great movie, my first time seeing what it is like for deaf people in Japan. I never saw JSL before but I think I learned a few words from this movie! I go to Gallaudet University and I will have to ask around to see if there are any Japanese students there, because I would like to learn more JSL from them. This movie was very sweet with a happy ending! They seem to have used deaf actors and actresses but there are also some characters (Asako's husband, the neighbor girl) who are hearing but seem to be very good in JSL. There are some very tender moments but it turns out to be a very positive movie. I didn't know the ILY sign was used all over the world! I got this movie off eBay on DVD so you might be able to find it too...the English subtitles are pretty good so anybody can enjoy it. (If you are Japanese and deaf, you might be able to find a version with Japanese subtitles, because not all of it is signed, there are some parts that are spoken only.)
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this