Tokyo Fiancée

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Teresa

Very enjoyable for anyone interested in Japan.

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David

Interestingly boring. Dialogue driven motifs film, propelled by its artsy colorful camera angles and simple modest drama. Cheesy and quirky.

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Matias

Is not a love story, They did not love each other, he loved French culture, and she want it to became a Japanese.

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Darien

Worth noting that this perceived lack of western style romance is part of the Japanese cultural experience. Traditionally the Japanese language does not contain a word for love. Even today, it is traditional that couples (even spouses) not show any public displays of affection.... which ...Read more

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Nadia

Saccharine. Waste of time.

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Anonymous

Beautifully filmed and genuine characters, well acted and an overall vivid capturing of coming-of-age discoveries as well as cross-cultural romance. A treat for the eye and never lost my interest.

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Dylan

Far from a whimsical romantic comedy, this surprisingly emotional film is really about cross-cultural communication, or the lack thereof. It's based on a novel by a talented young Belgian writer Amelie Nothomb, who of course wrote the novel that was adapted into the movie "Amelie." Anyone in ...Read more

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Anonymous

well said.

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Interesting perspective.

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