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3
average score
2.83*
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Solid pieces

Worthy but flawed

Love Like the Falling Petals

Sakura no Yōna Boku no Koibito
2022 / 128m - Japan
Romance
2.5*/5.0*
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Japan can't get enough of tragic romances, especially when diseases are involved. This niche has been going strong for more than a decade now, and it seems there's still no end in sight. Love Like the Falling Petals is next in line, and simply delivers what people want from the genre.

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Haruto is a wannabe photographer, but he doesn't have the confidence to chase his dream. He falls in love with Misaki, a hairdresser, who only wants to date him if he takes his passion seriously. The two become an item, but then Misaki is diagnosed with a terrible illness. Ashamed, she breaks off the relationship.

What starts off as a sweet romance quickly turns into a hefty drama with no chance of a happy ending in sight. Performances are okay, the cinematography is slick and the soundtrack is passable, it's just that I don't really care much for these types of films. It's all a bit too sentimental to be truly powerful. Not the worst of its kind though.

Sakurada Reset Part I

Sakurada Risetto Zenpen
2017 / 103m - Japan
Fantasy
2.5*/5.0*
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