Sunday, July 6, 2008

Romeo and Juliet (

Romeo and Juliet
Takizawa Hideaki as Morita Hiromichi
Nagasawa Masami as Kihira Juri
Tanaka Misako as Morita Tokieda
Yamashita Shinji as Kihira Reizou
Miura Tomokazu as Morita Giichi
Takenaka Naoto as the professor

"Romeo and Juliet" is about a female college student and an injured young man she meets on the street. They fall in love, not knowing that the girl's police detective father is in the midst of a manhunt to find the young man's physician father, who is wanted for murder. Japan Times

What an interesting idea. Thankfully the ending was far more better than what Shakespeare had written. Everytime I think of that story or remember the 1969 classic movie version, I think of giving Shakespeare the old man some poison too.

Taking a more realistic, present spin on the classic gave it more of a real world view of how we can overcome society's grasp on true love and the harsh realities of fate. Sometimes we take too much to heart and make something so easy to overcome that we make adversity a mountain instead of a molehill.

Hiromichi and Juri not only were foresaken to not see each other but their parents also had a history to each other as well. In the present case, Juri was not allowed to see Hiromichi because Juri's father was investingaing Hiro's father. Intermingling personal relationships would have tampered his investigation. On a personal note, it would have made him look bad. Hiro was not allowed to see Juri because of the fact that it was Juri's father investingating and his mother didn't want her son dating the daughter of "that guy".

But in all, the story wasn't about their parents even though their selfishness is what caused the whole fiasco. Love is love and shouldn't be messed with for their own sakes. The love was that of their children who overcame their parents selfishness and adversity.

The drama wasn't spectacular but the fact that is was of current situations made it seem more tolerable and fantastic.

Takizawa Hideaki
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I couldn't help myself with the torso shots....he's looking so manly now! Goodbye little boy and hello big man! Whew! *drool runs down from the corner of my mouth to the bottom of my chin*

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