4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Slow and enigmatic ...,
This review is from: Last Life In The Universe  [DVD] (DVD)
The best word to describe this movie is enigmatic. A slow 'love story' between a Japanese obsessive compulsive male loner with suicide on the mind and a Thai girl who is the complete opposite - lives life and doesn't clean the house, with some Yakuza gangsters thrown in for good measure.
For me though this film never quite makes up it's mind about what it is - is it a love story or a thriller?. It is hypnotic in tone, but a bit too much that you could find yourself drifing off to sleep. It also has a few moments where you wonder whether what is happening is real or just a dream - or the hopes of the main characters.
I have the feeling that it is will be one of those films which seems better if you think about it but on a second viewing would not seem as good as you remember it being. Worth a look if you are a fan of Asian cinema.