Perfect Blue ★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

English subtitles, Japanese audio.

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If I may, I want to add to my prior observation that informed my reading of this film. I stand by my interpretation that the film does, indeed, have a happy conclusion due to the fact that (a) Rumi was a pop idol and that (b) her mirrored reflection represents - as well as solidifies - the shared trauma she has with Mima. This is paid off at the end when we see Rumi embrace the light of the van about to hit her in a visual call-back to the film's opening credits.

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