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Theater (2020)

Gekijo (original title)
Nagata is the director of a theater troupe. Unfortunately, he is rather unsuccessful on his finances which makes the crew has little confidence in him.


Isao Yukisada


Ryûta Hôrai, Naoki Matayoshi (novel)


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Credited cast:
Kento Yamazaki ... Nagata
Mayu Matsuoka ... Saki
Kan'ichirô Satô ... Nohara
Sairi Itô Sairi Itô ... Aoyama
Satoru Iguchi Satoru Iguchi ... Komine
Kôdai Asaka Kôdai Asaka ... Tadokoro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shûsaku Kamikawa Shûsaku Kamikawa
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura
Ritsu Ohtomo Ritsu Ohtomo


The director of a theater troupe is a man called Nagata. Unfortunately, he is rather unsuccessful and the finances, in tandem with attendance figures, are dwindling. Perhaps consequently his relationship with the actors and actors is not the best. The crew has little confidence in him. He runs into a woman who is wearing identical sneakers as he. They strike a conversation and the rest, as they say, is history. Let the sparks fly. Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Romance


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Saki and Nagata have a date, where they pick alcoholic drinks. Kento Yamazaki who plays Nagata picks Yamazaki, which is not only a whiskey, but also his last name. See more »

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Good Enough
20 July 2020 | by pennyelenabooksSee all my reviews

" Theater : A Love Story " is an ambitious movie.

Filmed as a theater play and narrated by the main lead, it shows the love but catastrophic relationship between two people who kept the plug on the relationship way too long. And, honestly, their good times were far less than their bad ones. The male lead was self distractive, dragging the girl down with him. The latter could have done better, but, apparently, she just didn't see the harm that she was receiving from him.

So, on that aspect, the movie was great, as it presented a more realistic take on a love story. However, while watching it, it felt like something was missing. Had it be the lack of intimacy between them (they looked more like roommates than lovers), a climax to their toxic relationship, or a burst from the female lead, the whole film felt that it was moving on an andante pace and without a proper introduction or pre-phase to the events that were happening.

That said, the leading lady was hands down, the best thing that the movie had to offer. Not that Kento didn't do a great job in this one, but she was just delightful, emotional, entertaining, relatable, and just amazing when it came to her performance. Also, the ending was brilliant and masterfully handled.

So, overall, five out of ten.

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