Also known as
Tengoku no Honya - Koibi
Specifics
Japan [2004] - 111m
Genre
Drama, Romance
Directed by
Tetsuo Shinohara
More info on
rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Watches

July 02, 2019

3.5*/5.0*

A fine drama that plays like a more sentimental version of Koreeda's After Life. Shinohara isn't as subtle, the drama itself has a clearer direction and some moments can be a bit much, but overall this is a sweet, loveable and slightly fantastical film that had little trouble convincing me of its qualities. Fans of '00 Japanese dramas won't be disappointed.