Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Movie Review: Sweet Rain 死神の精度 (4*)

What attracted me to this DVD is of course the male lead, Takeshi Kaneshiro.

Takeshi plays Chiba, a Grim Reaper (死神) who appears 7 days before a person dies an unexpected death and decides whether to "proceed" or "pass over". In the movie, it always rains "when he works" and his favourite pastime is listening to music in a CD shop.

He meets 27-year-old Kazue Fujiki and the real story begins from here. I won't spoil the story for you by telling all. All I can say is although it feels slow at the beginning, the story slowly unfolds and the ending is very sweet. Expect comic moments too =) In Takeshi's interview (special feature), he said that he will feel very satisfied if "viewers feel the bitter rain turn sweet" which I felt =))

113 minutes of Takeshi + interview is pure shiokness =D

The theme song by the female lead Manami Konishi is very nice too ^^