My Beautiful Girl Mari
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What's not: Un-dramatic plotting, despite some potentially moving plot elements. Lack of explanation (not that I demand all that much, usually) and faiilure to pull all the elements together into a meaningful whole.
Good enough, I'll watch again to see if I can pull more out of it, but it might not be a permanent citizen in my collection.
The big problem with this movie is that there's no development for any of the characters and all of the relationships are wafer thin. You barely get to see the boy spend time with his family, which is allegedly the primary cause for his discontent with his personal life. It might have been a good idea to spend a little more time within the household so the viewer gets a better understanding of why this kid is so depressed all the time. And what's with that girl at his school? Did she serve any purpose whatsoever in this movie?
It's no understatement to say that 90% of the running time is dedicated to showing the kid and his friend doing all sorts of dull activities like sleeping, walking around an old lighthouse, and other trivialities. Some of the swimming scenes were good, but that's about it. I don't know about you, but when I was a kid I would actually have fun when spending time with my friends, and a lot of the games we invented could easily fill a number of movies. A child's imagination is quite impressive when attempting to find something fun to do. It's too bad the filmmakers here were content with unimaginative wandering and dull-as-dirt filler material.
But I still haven't even gotten to the worst part of this movie. And let me tell you, it's a definitive black eye to the filmmakers of "My Beautiful Girl Mari.Read more ›
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the story was lacking. its ok to be imaginative and show what its like to be a kid, but if that exceeds, then it gets vague. and thats what i felt. Read morePublished on September 20, 2005 by retro
I have to say I was taken in by the packaging of this film while browsing the anime section in a DVD store. Read morePublished on September 5, 2005 by P.A. Clark
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