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This review is from: See You Tomorrow, Everyone [DVD] (DVD)
Deceptive film, See you tomorrow Everyone. On the one hand, it's everything you'd expect from the director of Fish Story. It falls well within the cute spectrum of Japanese cinema, and it has Gaku Hamada doing what he does best. Throughout the first hour its a hard film to sympathise with as the whole idea of being averse to change is taken to its natural extremity with the leads refusal to leave the projects. All with no explanation. It is also structured in a deeply episodic way. Jumping from year to year, scene to scene. There is no real allowance to get lost in the story. Then at the hour mark, the reasoning behind the Hamada's flat out refusal comes out, and the entire complexion of the film changes. It ends with a similar dichotomy - its a good emotional resolution, but it comes from a difficult life event. A surprising film, that is held back by a structure that would be better realised in a Tv Series.