Sunday, June 8, 2008

Love Complex Live (Love Com (ラブ★コン)- 2006)
Ema Fujisawa ... Risa Koizumi
Teppei Koike ... Atsushi Otani
Shosuke Tanihara ... Kunimi "Mr. MIghty" Maitake
Nami Tamaki ... Nobuko Ishihara
Risa Kudo ... Chiharu Tanaka
Yusuke Yamazaki ... Heikichi Nakao
Hiro Mizushima ... Ryoji Suzuki
Shizuyo Yamazaki
Ryota Yamazato
Masanori Hata
Shûgo Oshinari
Eiji Wentz

Based on the bestselling manga (graphic novel) by Aya Nakahara, LOVE*COM THE MOVIE (short for Lovely Complex) centers on two high school students. Risa Koizumi is the tallest girl in class, and the last thing she wants is the humiliation of standing next to Atsushi Ôtani, the shortest guy. But fate and the whole school have other ideas, and the two find themselves cast as the unwilling stars of a bizarre romantic comedy duo. As their friendship blossoms, so do Risa's feelings toward Ôtani. LOVE*COM examines the often-complicated feelings and comedic moments of the experience of dating people of different heights. A girl, because of his short stature, previously rejected Ôtani and he thinks he looks peculiar with a taller girlfriend. Risa has the opposite problem, already tall and never finding a guy who is taller. These height complexes, and the romance that eventually ensues in spite of them, develop the Lovely Complex that this film is ultimately about.

This was a really cute movie more so for the younger generation (10-18 year old girls primarily). It was a little too corny for my taste but funny enough to make you smile and put you in a happy mood. I was really shocked to see Mizushima Hiro in this one. We usually see him in more serious roles and not so wishy-washy, off beat comedy. This time he was just a side character rather than anything else. Okay, he was our perverted, bloody-nose guy. LOL!

If you want a fun comedy this would be it. Just don't look for anything meaningful or serious. This was just for fun and not really what an average adult would be looking forward too.

Let your younger sister or daughter watch this one. I just don't see very many guys going on a hunt for this movie.

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Mizushima Hiro
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