Chokolietta (2014)

Masaki Suda, Aoi Morikawa, Miwako Ichikawa, Jun Murakami,
Chokorietta is a movie starring Masaki Suda, Aoi Morikawa, and Jun Murakami. At the age of 5, girl's mother dies in a car accident. Ever since then, the girl closes herself within. In high school, she borrows a famous Film from a...
  • 5.6 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • Masumi Ohshima, Shôtarô Oikawa, Writer:
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  • Naokatsu Itô, Toyoyuki Yokohama, Producer:
8 / 10

Artful, interesting movie with two unusual characters

Chocorietta is the artful movie that has probably been watched by preteen and teen Japanese culture fans and when it didn't meet their expectations of a usual romance or fun movie, they gave it a 5/10. It's actually a solid movie about the loss of loved ones, dealing with a problematic past, and most probably with a personality disorder. You have two unusual characters struggling to find their place in the world and come to terms with themselves and their pasts. It does a pretty good job about reflecting the reaction to loss and the difficulty of moving on, which made me say to myself "I've been there". It has a big Fellini influence therefore, you'd be hearing lots of Fellini references.

I've landed on the movie because I've been watching Masaki Suda films in a row and he's the male lead in this one. He's quite a talented actor with some awards under his belt. The female lead also does a great job. It's the longest movie I've watched in a while and maybe it could have been a much more impressive movie if it was more compact and to the point but, the length gave me a sense of reality and I liked it.