Monday, March 28, 2022

QuickReview #02: Sakura no you na boku no koibito 桜のような僕の恋人 (Netflix movie)

Title: Sakura no you na boku no koibito 桜のような僕の恋人

Broadcast by: Netflix

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Recommended for
- Those who like bittersweet love stories and don't mind the cliched plot of a lover having a terminal illness and leaves/breaks up for the sake of not burdening his/her other half
- Fans of Nakajima Kento & Matsumoto Honoka 

- The beautiful scenery featured as the seasons changed in the story
- The better-than-expected good acting - it was especially refreshing to see Nakajima Kento play a shy and awkward but earnest guy as compared to his usual "Sexy Thank you" act-cool style and Matsumoto Honoka shine in a cute role brimming with youth and positivity before the twist in the middle. However, I must say that Nagayama Kento and Sakurai Yuki were the ones who really stood out so much despite being the second leads.
- Not showing the heroine's physical changes to the viewers until the end - it was a smart move to accentuate the impact and shock felt by the male lead since he wasn't able to see the heroine after quite some time later.

- The storyline is cliched and predictable - you need to be really patient to sit through 2 hours of something when you can already foresee the developments and ending
- Waste of talent - there were quite a few notable names in the supporting cast lineup but their fleeting appearances hardly left an impact since there was nothing much for them to do anyway.

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