Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: The story, based on a manga by Akira Saso, is more of a stretch, though it supplies unusual twists on its classical-musician-makes-good plot line. First, of all, Uta has no intention of making good. A prodigy who could read music before she could talk, she has been in a funk since the disappearance of her pianist father, who left on a foreign concert tour and never returned. Her mother (Satomi Tezuka) frets as she blows off her lessons, but the only piano Uta really wants to play is her father's, left in the house they were forced to abandon, for financial reasons, after his disappearance. She strikes up an age-inappropriate friendship with Wao (Kenichi Matsuyama, again), the 19-year-old son of a couple who run a vegetable shop. He wants desperately to enter an arts university and study piano, but he is less a player than a banger. Uta mocks his clumsiness, but likes his passion and becomes his unofficial coach and cheerleader.
The beginning of the movie honestly bored me but it does pick up and get better. Nothing much happens in the first half of the movie and I thought that the characters (especially Uta, the heroine) were not likable. I thought that she was a spoil brat but as I continue to watch the movie, I changed my mind. Every character is very human and has their flaws but it makes the movie very realistic. The romance takes time to developed and it still doesn’t go far but that’s not that strange considering the age difference between the two leads. The most interesting part of the movie was that even though it is about music, the silence in the movie is what creates atmosphere; it gives the movie a melancholic tone. Overall, if you’re looking for a movie/drama with a lot of conflicts/drama, you should look somewhere else but if you’re looking for a slow and realistic movie, look no further. Just remember that the second half of the movie is better than the first half (at least in my opinion) so don’t give up half way in to the movie..