Drowning Love (2016)

  • Year: 2016
  • Released: 05 Nov 2016
  • Country: Japan
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  • IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5108912/
  • Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drowning_love
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  • Available in: 720p, 1080p,
  • Language: Japanese
  • MPA Rating: N/A
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Runtime: 111 min
  • Writer: George Asakura, Kishû Izuchi, Yûki Yamato
  • Director: Yûki Yamato
  • Cast: Nazuki Amano, Mickey Curtis, Masami Horiuchi
  • Keywords: japan, based on manga, model, love story, teenage, teenager,
80% – Critics
80% – Audience

Drowning Love Storyline

Natsume – a teen fashion model from Tokyo – feels empty inside after having moved into a country town with her family. One day, she meets Koh, heir of Shinto priest family ruling the area and finds herself falling under the spell of this selfish yet handsome boy, who makes her realize beauty and desire she has. Cursed by fate, a traumatic incident at the local summer festival breaks their ties. She gets over the incident and Koh gradually; however, no matter how she steps away from Koh, she cannot forget his dazzling world and the dream Natsume had. Can they find their love against the fate? Can Natsume find her desire for the future?—GAGA

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Drowning Love Movie Reviews

Good enough

Drowning Love is an okay movie, with an intense love story which was ruined by the odd directing techniques. First of all, the story was confusing a bit, though you get the main idea in the end and you can follow it for a while, so the messed up story line wasn’t my main problem. The thing that ruined the movie for me was the way it was directed. Sequences were cut off (especially one that had a loud, happy music and then, suddenly, it was cut off), the camera was either too far away, either too close, in some scenes you could hear the actors talking but you could only see the waves, in others you had only Nana just laying down (maybe the director was in love with her…) like it was a photo shoot or something etc etc. Anyway, the main idea was that the director was all over the place, especially with holding long scenes for too long and with other scenes where you could only hear the actors breathing. Finally, the constant running around, chasing each other, was a bit odd, but you can overlook that compared to the bad directing. Thankfully, the performances were outstanding, and the love story had something in it to make you continue watching this film, probably because the couple had chemistry. So, 4 out of 10.

One strange brew

Basically a story we’ve seen from Japan a thousand times: Pretty girl transfer student from Tokyo to Hicksville falls for the brooding bad boy in class. It treats this middle school romance as if it were a little more mature than it is. What sets it apart are some of the directorial choices in editing and sound.

There are some over-the-top drama moments that would kill the film if they weren’t normalized by the weirdness of the overall. Almost every scene in the film is accompanied by a different piece of music. Some good, some not so good, but they all act strongly, not in the background, in shaping the emotion of the scene. And the director uses the emotion, or intensity, of the music to shape her film editing. It’s not subtle, and I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it before–at least to the extent that the whole film follows this pattern, scene after scene.

*Drowning Love* doesn’t seem to care much about being a film as much as being a Live Action adaptation of a manga (which I haven’t read). The director (I learned after the fact and it made perfect sense) is a 20-something young woman. It’s like “Hey! One of us actually did this instead of some pervy old man!” and may explain some of the music video/video game aspects of the presentation.

There’s one big problem with it. Well, two. The first is: it doesn’t really make sense. The second is: it starts off as a typical teen romance (shojo, I think they’re called), then an attempted/aborted rape happens which kicks up the intensity–until it gets lost. And that’s the problem. This middle school girl almost gets raped, and two minutes later in the film it’s forgotten or downplayed by everyone until the end where it’s brought back up for the finale. There’s also a “sensitive boy” friend who gets tossed off the film after doing his little duty, and the adults in the film are just place holders who look out of place in the film–basically the way they must look to most middle school kids. Kudos for that.

Nana Komatsu of *World of Kanako* fame stars. She’s got a certain set of chops. Some fancy boy idol, who dyed his hair blond for the role, plays broody boy. They have chemistry, and I enjoyed Nana’s complexity in dealing with broody boy. He treats her like a dog and she’s determined to get to a place where he will be a whimpering puppy. And tells him as much. I enjoy the way the Japanese use middle school students to act out a Doomed Lovers play. You look at the players–they’re young, there’s no sex. They seem innocent, but are given dialog that betrays a wisdom and experience beyond their years.

Not recommending it to anyone who isn’t already interested in these kinds of movies. But this one is a little different and could offer something of interest because of the out-of-the-box way it’s constructed. I think the ending is supposed to be big and meaningful but it didn’t make any sense to me. It’s not a film that meanders around and offers a emotional payoff at the end. It just spirals off.

Way too over the top

It starts out like a cute, wholesome little romance story with nice cinematography and scenery. The attraction between the girl and the guy are portrayed in this sweet, almost poetic dance of him drawing her in, then pushing her away, him teasing her and running away, making her chase after him. But then the drama becomes too unrealistic and just goes way over the top towards almost absurd territory.

In short, I enjoyed the first part but then it kind of fell apart a bit.