A movie that is lost trying to be somewhere between an absurdist comedy and a full-blown satire, but the eventual climax is still powerful and well-earned. Mark Rylance steals *all* the scenes even among the A-listers, a true performer.
The film packs so much life into the story that it's hard to believe it's under 2 hours. What could have been a standard crime-comedy-drama is instead played out with surprising emotional depth, particularly with JLo as the magnetic Ramona.
April Story will make you wish you were a college freshman in 90s Tokyo because it’s just perfect and you’re sure you won’t be half as awkward as these folks. A fluffy little film and a big ass mood from Shunji Iwai.
The film couldn't decide between metaphorical or realistic narrative, diluting the undoubtedly important message of trauma healing with peephole magic that would seem to work better in a play instead of a film.
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