Movie Review: カノジョは嘘を愛しすぎてる

Since the movie is in Japanese, I will review it in Japanese as well as English! This is a fantastic movie, and anyone should check it out.


So I went to the movies last week. I went to see Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Literally: She is too in love with lies). Apparently, there is an English title: The Liar and His Lover. I bought volume one of the manga and the novel version as well, but I only read a little bit of the manga before seeing the movie.


First, I love music, and I am one to easily get sucked into Johnny’s and rock groups, etc. But I also love books and languages and those sorts of things. So I guess you could say I am in love with beautiful words. That’s why I think this movie is amazing, as it puts lyrics (and a lyricist) on the center stage.


The main actor, Sato Takeru, was amazing at this role, and his acting is brilliant. Only having read a bit of the manga, I originally worried that his pretty image wasn’t going to be right for the role, but he is perfect for the role of Aki. Although he has a good voice, in the movie he only sings a few times, and mostly he just hums. But Aki is a former member of the band ‘Crude Play’ and he writes all the lyrics and music for the band, but doesn’t show his face. All the lyrics and songs that came up in this movie are so touching. It really left me wanting a soundtrack of the movie, which I’m sure exists, right? In the story, Aki is really depressed but he meets a girl named Riko, who is a high school student, and they fall in love at first sight. Riko is just so cute and bright and pure that it brings Aki out of his slump.


This movie had such a great cast, soundtrack, and story. I was bawling at the end. Anyone who wants to watch a great Japanese movie, I would higly recommend this one. There is something for everyone; romance, friendship, band member relationships, and I think everyone can find something they relate to. Anyone who has experienced a broken heart will also appreciate this film as well.


So that’s all for this review! I might try blogging in Japanese again if I get a few people who request it. I am reading Hidamari no Kanojo in Japanese, and I am almost done, so when I finish that, I might do a review in English and Japanese again. Thanks for reading! Leave me comments! Do you watch Japanese movies? If you saw this movie, what did you think?

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