When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her promise to him: "I'll be with you again in a year's time, when the rains come." On the first anniversary of her passing, Takumi and Yuji are taking a walk in the woods when they come across a woman sheltering from a monsoon downpour. She bears an uncanny resemblance to Mio, but has no recollection of who she is or what she is doing there. Family life resumes from where they left off, while Takumi and Mio's memories of their first encounter in high school come flooding back. However, their new life together is interrupted by the discovery of Mio's old diary, which reveals the secrets of her past and how they must say goodbye once more in six weeks' time...
Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Kimberly X (mx) wrote: This movie is so heartwarming and amazing! I love it! This is a must-see!
Rob S (gb) wrote: A beautiful and dead-on portrayal of male friendship.
Leon L (gb) wrote: High production values. Fits the genre to a T: melodramatic and predictable, with overwrought weather elements and even a cameo by Ogata Ken as an Obi-wan Kenobi figure (the facetiousness of such an analogy is fully warranted imho). In other words, dull viewing. At one point, the movie presents a possibility that it could transcend its banality: the lead Mimura has divorced his wife for sleeping with another man in order to keep him fed, and modern audiences would no doubt be ambivalent about Mimura. Hence watching him seek revenge would have been interesting. The film then goes and removes all doubt about Mimura though, when it's revealed that the other man had lied. The wife Kayo reverts to being a cardboard Oshin, the other man is suddenly just another stock villain, and Mimura has an empty heroic gloss. Naturally, the film winds up with a wholly unrealistic ending, stopping along the way for the obligatory fight scene. Director Yamada Yoji is best suited to mining humour from scenes of humdrum existence, and the early scenes with the low-ranking samurai food tasters are the best. As a whole though, this movie is cinematically insipid.
Ryan S (jp) wrote: Paul Walker returns as Brian the undercover cop and gets involved what i like to call Smokey & The Bandit: Adrenaline Edition. No one made this movie great, it's so bad i think kids could watch it. The addition of Eva Mendes and Tyrese Gibson couldn't even bring the nitro if they tried. The outcome of this sequel has a weak storyline, weak acting but the cars still come out on top. I honestly can't see Vin Diesel turning this cat and mouse film into something better, maybe that's why they ended up with The Rock as a regular in the future films. How can u go from an underground street race to a plain jane money fetching car chase and think you're making a kicka$$ movie????.. I just hope Tokyo Drift is better that's all..
Daltry G (de) wrote: La peor pelcula que he visto en mi vida. El argumento se estanca, haciendo alusin a su nombre, en una tediosa y nauseabunda oda a la banalidad. Personalmente me desagrad mucho y lo nico claro es que es una pelcula imposible de enriquecer con algo al espectador.
Amy R (au) wrote: Orale! A strong story of inner redemption.
Eric O (br) wrote: the juxtaposition of neurotic/whiny Allen and patriarchal/powerful German expressionism is somehow simultaneously unsettling and entertaining. the Kafka influences moreso fit right in, though. ridiculously awesome cast.
Private U (mx) wrote: Love this movie, best music scenes EVER!!!
Chris C (es) wrote: Peter Cushing at his comedic best. Plus, you can't go wrong with a scantily clad Caroline Munro.
David G (de) wrote: Pointless crap with no redeemable qualities whatsoever. What the hell happened to Wesley Snipes? Whatever it was he seems to have graduated with flying colours from Straight-to-DVD University and can now join Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme in the dark depths of eternal mediocrity.