Takuya Okada is a high school student. He visits his classmate Mamizu Watarase in the hospital. Mamizu suffers from the mysterious ailment "Luminescence disease." People who have the ...
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Takuya Okada is a high school student. He visits his classmate Mamizu Watarase in the hospital. Mamizu suffers from the mysterious ailment "Luminescence disease." People who have the disease show a faint sparkle under the moonlight and the sparkle gets brighter as their death gets closer. Mamizu is not allowed out of the hospital and she will not live long enough to become an adult. Takuya offers to help her carry out her wishes before she passes away. He also tells her how he feels about her, but Mamizu's death is approaching.
What I liked about "You shine in the moonlight" was the couple. The actors had chemistry and they did a perfect job when it came to acting, especially during the most dramatic scenes. They were, overall, convincing and emotional and kept the interest high till the very ending.
However, the movie didn't handle the story very well. Sure, the main plot about two young students falling in love even though one of them is deadly sick, is common, especially in the japanese repertoir. This movie had the strange illness to demonstrate and use as their tool to seperate themselves from the others out their. However, they did not used it at all. They showed some scenes here and there, but didn't elaborate on it. Also, the emotional scenes were a bit blunt.
In the end, the movie is quite forgetable, so five out of ten.
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