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Love letter



Drama Details
Title:Love letter
Season:Winter 1995

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Duration:1 Movie

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Actor/Actress Cast (11)
Nakayama Miho
Watanabe Hiroko
Toyokawa Etsushi
Han Bunjaku
Shinohara Katsuyuki
Sakai Miki
Kashiwabara Takashi
Suzuki Keiichi
Shiomi Sansei
Nakamura Kumi
Suzuki Ranran
Kaga Mariko

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Drama Reviews (13)
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1. Lovely.. [Rating: 10/10]
It seem that it is really rare to see Japanese movies without the gore and horror. Japanese films are known for their bizarre and masterfully horrifying films, such as �gThe Ring�h and �gThe Grudge�h or maybe as disturbing as �gAll About Lily Chou-Chou�h and �gSuicide Club�h or �gBattle Royale.�h But before Japanese horror fever swept across Asia, in 1995 one certain film should have grabbed the recognition that Japanese horrors have had these days, as it was truly a rare piece of Japanese drama. �gLove Letter�h is Shunji Iwai�fs first feature film, which gave him a massive commercial success. It is an achingly sentimental, and poetic movie about love both lost and found.

Starring Japan�fs famous TV drama queen, Miho Nakayama. She stars as Watanabe Hiroko, a young woman who struggles to recover from the death of her fiancé �gItsuki Fujii�h. When she discovers his old yearbook, hoping it could ease her own pain, she writes a letter to Itsuki and sends it to his former address. She doesn�ft intend for the letter to reach anyone, but surprisingly, she gets a response -- strangely from a recipient named �gItsuki Fujii�h -- a young woman who actually has the same name as her fiancé, more so was an old classmate of the late Itsuki Fujii. Hence starts their odd yet interesting relationship, as they share their memories with each other of the young and grown-up �gItsuki Fujii�h that they know.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of rural Hokkaido, �gLove Letter�h is one of the very few unforgettably charming Japanese films that I have seen in 3 years. Most of the time movies such as this film here, I could only find in an anime (Japanese animation). The film is truly affecting and overwhelms you with its heartfelt emotions that transpire from its characters.

The flashbacks are one of the most essential parts of the story as they give you a chance to get to know the core and soul behind the string of memories shared by its characters. What makes �gLove Letter�h even more beautiful is the brilliant storyline and its successful depiction of conjured yet believable sentiments that makes us all human.

As his first feature film, it seem that director Shunji Iwai held this movie near and dear to his heart that he completed it so beautifully. I feel as if he had poured so much time and love on it. �gLove Letter�h is truly a charmingly wistful piece of work.. a gorgeous masterpiece. Seeing it was indeed quite rewarding.
Reviewed by Padme on 9 May 2005
2. Good Good~~ [Rating: 10/10]
This is a very nicely done movie. It was very weird at first about the letters and the two ppl with the same name but it got much more clearer at the back and became very interesting. Takashi, once again, put on a different role and acted very well in it. I really liked it bcoz its so romantic! Recommended to anyone who likes romantic stories.
Reviewed by Cheri_Kashiwabara on 22 December 2001
3. so sad....... [Rating: 8/10]
i can't believe it........it'z such a sad movie! when i read the story i wuz crying for half an hour but when i saw the movie i cried for 2 hourz.....i realli think u should watch this movie! helpz u think dat dun wait until it'z too late to tell someone how u realli feel! this has a special meaning! hope u watch it soon ^^
Reviewed by marzyu on 29 January 2002
4. the best love story i have ever seen [Rating: 10/10]
this is a very well done love story,
i think the director is so great. the script attract the viewers.
the movie made the viewer fall into deep memory of their own life story in the past. i love the music, and a lot of scenes. the movie tell our own story and our secret love in our past. Great!
Reviewed by jane5 on 13 May 2002
5. Gateway to heaven [Rating: 10/10]
This movie is excellent!!!!I've never seen such beautiful storyline. Miho's acting was fantastic. And the songs, how lovely. I cried for hours after I watched this movie. A lovely winter story when everything is so plain and .....white!!!
Reviewed by googal on 15 April 2002
6. Letter sent to heaven [Rating: 10/10]
when i finished watching this movie for the first time. I can't help but feeling sad. Then I think again, for whom am I feeling sad. It seems like the perfect ending for the movie. You should watch it.. and the soundtrack is great too!!
Reviewed by aleen84 on 7 November 2001
7. Really Nice [Rating: 10/10]
This is a really nice Love story... was quite confusing at first, but I slowly picked up the plot. Really nice show, I have watched at least 10 times! Miho's acting is really great!
A Highly recommanded Movie
Reviewed by julus on 13 June 2001
8. MARVELLOUS [Rating: 10/10]
the plot is just soo...man how do i describe it!
it's just superb!
or maybe way more than superb
great OST!
this is my first jmovie n i fell in love with it straight away!
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 21 June 2003
9. Love Letter [Rating: 10/10]
It's one of the best movie i've ever watched.
It's a very sweet and touching movie...
I think this movie is made specially for the ones who belive in love.. <3
Reviewed by [a]-i-[r]-e-[n] on 7 December 2004
10. very interesting! [Rating: 10/10]
this show is very nice!!!
the love story is nice but kinda sad...
i really like it!
so anyone who hasn't watch it,
this is a great movie!
Reviewed by dummyuser3 on 16 June 2001
11. flashback [Rating: 10/10]
well... the shows ok but what really pull me into watching the show is the flashback. its reallys nice
Reviewed by eiko on 14 June 2001
12. Have to watch the ending [Rating: 9/10]
Slow and lil bit boring but u won't feel this is a great movie if u don't watch until the end
Reviewed by ester_grace on 14 December 2010
13. perfect melodrama [Rating: 10/10]
d greatest movie i've ever watched.. really like d subtlety... ahh, just d best!
Reviewed by ema on 28 August 2003

Comments From Users (68)
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1. Comments by chobits [Rating: 10/10]
i wonder why people keep saying that they couldn't understand this story. it's not too complicated. i've watched it twice. if i'm not mistaken, there is a chinese movie that same like this movie. but the guy died drown at the sea, not like kashiwabara died. the story is just the same. i really like the ending when the girls came to fujii's house and she realized that fujii (guy) likes her. it's really sad at that moment. i couldn't find this movie sold at my place. it's really dissapointed. maybe becoz it's an old movie. someone told me this movie received an award. is it true? if yes, it's really worth...
2. Comments by aleen84 [Rating: 10/10]
When you start to watch this movie, you must thought it's gonna be quite boring for I felt that too when I watch it from the starting. but when the flashback scene started, it's caught my attention. The scene between the two Fujii Itsuki was very sweet. After an hour I watch the movie, I started to understand what really happened. For the ending, I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't watch the movie but what can I really say is you will feel quite unsatisfied. But, that is the best ending for the story. I didn't realise I got tears in my eyes. Watch it!!
3. Comments by ume [Rating: 9/10]
Love this movie ALOT ALOT. Nakayama does a terrific job acting both roles. The camerawork is beautifully done and the style is sweet, nostalgic, romantic, and a bit bitter. Kashiwabara's role is great...I loved watching the schooldays flashbacks...too bad there weren't that many....More would've been better. My only complaint would be the guy acting Watanabe Hiroko's bf in there, cuz he is ugly and annoying.
4. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 3/10]
This MOVIE wuz o soooooo boring! I almost fell asleep watching half way! I mean it is touching in the end . . . since I cried over it but it wuz sooooo BORING! I NEVER WATCHED SUCH A BORING MOVIE EVER! AND I MEAN EVER! God I regretted sooooooo much on why I even waste my time and money on this boring movie! This is seriously not a good movie so I won't recommend it to anyone!!!!!
5. Comments by tetsukei [Rating: 9/10]
A long winded story, but what a FABULOUS ending! You can hardly find such a film with such a touching ending, with little tears, but heaps of memories and regrets. A must-watch. Watch it and you'll realise that not only beautiful men and women can act. But of course, these people are beautiful too.
Humour 8/10 Story 9/10 Actors 9/10 Music 8/10
6. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: 10/10]
My favourite movie. The first movie that made me cried. The first movie that made me rush to the store to buy the DVD. No word can express how much I love this movie. Miho's acting was simply fantastic (she made me cried). And I love that scene in the library with Kassy standing at the window among the white curtain.
7. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 10/10]
The very first Shunji Iwai movie I watched. Its too beautiful for words.Its about young love unspoken, lost love found too late. This is one movie I can watch over and over again, it knows no boundaries in time and space as love speaks even beyond life itself.
8. Comments by ryce [Rating: 10/10]
Great movie... There was a bittersweet feeling as I watched through the show. The last scene must have been very overwhelming to Itsuki(Nakayama Miho) when she found out about the library card. High recommended! Watched it twice, then later bought the dvd...
9. Comments by Michelly789 [Rating: 9/10]
Beginning was very boring. I had heard the second half would be interesting, though, so I kept watching. And I don't regret doing so. This movie is outstanding. The flashbacks drew me in. Good movie that is worth your time at least once if not more.
10. Comments by farah_is_me [Rating: 5/10]
Actually I was browsing movies/dramas acted by cute Takashi...and I'm in surprise....he acted in this movie which I already watched it before and didn't even notice him in this story!!! Wierd huh...!!! I must watch it again...but how huh???
11. Comments by teru_teru_bouzu [Rating: 8/10]
Ah... this story confused me so much the first time I saw it.. But when I watched the second time I finally understood it.. Since I'm not allowed to talk about plots here.. That's all I'll say.. It was a beautifully made drama though....
12. Comments by SYILA78 [Rating: 10/10]
like the way takashi kashiwabara act in this movie. he looks so kawaii ne. like the way he act as a cool dude who don't like to be pair with fujii itsuki but deep bottom of his heart she is the only one he love most. good script.
13. Comments by Michi [Rating: 7/10]
It's a very boring story!! If it wasnt for Kassy, i wont waste my time watching this story!! Anyway, the ending is shockingly surprising @_@ i didnt get it at first but now yeah i think i do!! so romantic??
14. Comments by ongrina82 [Rating: 9/10]
A sad, nice love story...in the end then they both realised they loved each other but it's already too late...when she saw her drawing at the back of the card, I nearly cried too..touching...
15. Comments by Padme [Rating: 10/10]
One of Shunji Iwai's most captivating films (amazingly his first). Simply beautiful in terms of story and style. I didn't mind watching it for several times, and I still love it until today.
16. Comments by arashinokoto [Rating: 7/10]
okay but.. a little confusing.. kassy doesn't appear much really.. but the last scene when the girl opened the book really broke my heart.. :sobz: poor kassy desu ne.. that was so sweet..
17. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 10/10]
One of the best movies you'll ever see. Miho plays 2 characters so well, plot may be simple but the acting is top notch, hard to describe in words how fantastic this movie is!
18. Comments by beryl_28 [Rating: 10/10]
I cried because of this movie.. It is very touching... the actors and actresses expressed their feelings in the movie well....full marks for the storyline and their acting!!!
19. Comments by aranur [Rating: ?/10]
one of the more memorable films of romance genre that i find quiet to my liking. traces introvert and deceased itsuki-chan's love from the fiance to the school age love.
20. Comments by fybabe [Rating: 10/10]
It brings out all the endearing memories of innocent childhood romances and the time when I was living with my grandfather, who is no longer with us anymore. Excellent.
21. Comments by Cheri_Kashiwabara [Rating: 9/10]
It was good and sad. Kassy didn't appear much in it, but it was still good. I liked it a lot. The plot was very confusing and interesting. I liked it very much.
22. Comments by IniQx [Rating: 10/10]
i simply love this movie. u'll be totally lost initially but as the story unfolds, u'll be charmed by the beautiful twist & plot. thumbs-up for this movie!!!!
23. Comments by glyq [Rating: 10/10]
loved it weni first watched it.. i actualli cried... its realli sweet and romantic.... but i can c y some ppl tink its brong.. i can c where that's comin from
24. Comments by choco [Rating: 9/10]
Must watch for Kassy fan. He didn't show up that much, but it's worth to watch. The story itself is really good, and it's different from the other love story.
25. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 6/10]
I really didn't understand this movie at all. Really confusing becasue it doesn't really develop the characters well enough to form a bond with them...
26. Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 9/10]
One of the first japanese movies i ever watched... it was confusing for a bit and then i got it, eventually... good story and great acting. =D
27. Comments by yvetsh [Rating: 10/10]
Touching and meaningful, you can use the phrase
"Save the best for last" for this show.

"Thumbs up for this movie :)!"
28. Comments by MilkyWay [Rating: 10/10]
Very touching and definetly worth to watch. But be aware, cause you will cry, definetly - or is it just me, cause I'm so sentimental? ^.^;;
29. Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 9/10]
Such a classic Japanese love movie. One just can't miss this one.

So romantic and yet very subtle, and not without regrets, too!!
30. Comments by juliana_phang [Rating: 10/10]
i love this a lot!!!
pretty confusing in the beginning...
i love the flashbacks!
the soundtrack!
everything is just so cool!~!!

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Users who voted for this drama (26)
1. sahabat9
great romantic movies....very touching and i love the flashback scenes...even though it's sad, but it's ok...how i wish that both fujii itsuki can be together...but, that's what we call what life is...unpredictable...
2. chokakoi
My favourite movie. The first movie that made me cried. Miho was simply fantastic (she made me cried). Kassy was simply irresistible. How could I ever forget the scene in the library along the window?
3. fybabe
It brings out all the endearing memories of innocent childhood romances and the time when I was living with my grandfather, who is no longer with us anymore. Excellent.
4. beryl_28
I just love the show!!! It is a very touching movie.... i like the two young actor and actress alot... Though rather young in age, they acted really well!!!
5. QQ
Is it JMovie? If yes, well, i have seen about 3 week ago. Played by Miho N. and Takeshi Kashwibara? *Do I spell it rite?* Nice Movie...
6. we!Rd^dUcK
oh god! it's bored sometime, but it's really a good movie, takashi is really cute in it.....
7. Michelly789
Outstanding movie. A truly good movie is one that despite it's flaws, can still draw you in.
8. MigrainFilm_Ito
good plot, nice story so this's the great movie!
Ogenki desuka.
Watashi wa genki desu : )
9. sanmao
sad but depict the best presevation for true love entanglement.....past or future...haiz....
10. manutunia
sweet love story that make you remember your high school sweet heart...
11. dae_dream
love the plot and the soundtrack. plus great acting from the cast
12. wanderingfish7
Touching movie. I just love the scenery. Black and White...
13. SSX
28.09.2006 - Now is my favourite Movie!
14. kat_ryoma
i can relate with the story... so nice!
15. Smiley_18
Very deep and touching love story.
16. i3lu3fun
Cuz i love the drama so much...
17. twennie66
Touching story.
18. justine3639
memorable story
19. linbaolei
20. bulanbintang
21. v69
22. oshio_minahmi
23. aza
24. biscuitbox
25. Padme
26. beat emotion