Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Tokyo Girl (2008)
I'd describe it as a kind of light sci-fi for romantically inclined teens, which sounds absolutely awful, I know, but it does what a story should do in a straightforward, enjoyable way: it has a beginning, middle and end and the protagonists are changed in some manner by taking the journey.
The final fifteen minutes will make a real difference to how you feel about the whole. In some ways it begins to resemble a kind of live action version of a Makoto Shinkai first draft. And as someone who understands that distance can be beneficial in strengthening bonds, it even managed to make me feel oddly sentimental, so I'm giving it a decent score.
3 connecting circles out of 5