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Love My Life (2006)

Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director:

Kôji Kawano

Writers:

Hiroko Kanasugi (screenplay), Ebine Yamaji (comic)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rei Yoshii Rei Yoshii ... Ichiko
Asami Imajuku Asami Imajuku ... Eri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Akimoto Naomi Akimoto ... San Senba
Miyoko Asada Miyoko Asada ... Professor Saeko
Kami Hiraiwa Kami Hiraiwa ... Yukako
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Kengo Tachibana
Ira Ishida Ira Ishida ... Father
Chiharu Kawai Chiharu Kawai ... Customer at CD Shop
Kyôko Koizumi ... Ichiko's mother
Shôichirô Masumoto Shôichirô Masumoto
Takamasa Suga Takamasa Suga ... Akira
Issey Takahashi ... Takechan (as Issei Takahashi)
Ken Teraizumi Ken Teraizumi ... Eri's Father
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Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best friend is gay too, though he has a female who is after him. Their liaison is very intense, but Eri suggests a temporary separation so she can concentrate on her law studies. The break from their affair is difficult for Ichiko to deal with. But Eri soon sorts out her priorities. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 December 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Amo a Minha Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Great movie for a straight guy
8 July 2008 | by kealSee all my reviews

I'm a straight guy who co-exists with a lot of gay friends, co-workers, and an ex-gf who's now happy with another woman. Anytime something like Love My Life comes along that helps reinforce my belief that 'love is all there is' I'm all for it and will highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

To be redundant, I highly recommend this film to whoever's reading. What makes this an especially great movie is that while the characters are gay - a touchy subject for many - it's a realistic story told in a smooth, comfortable, safe and palatable way that makes it easy to start watching, and there's nothing particularly shocking throughout. Artfully (aka tastefully) done and probably the best manga-to-film translation besides Nana (unrelated movie but recommended also). Love My Life is a very good primer for people who might be a little 'homophobic' or who don't have much experience with gay people in their daily lives and were curious to see how a gay person's normal routine compares to that of a straight person.

A nice love story no matter how you slice it!


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