Monday 10 February 2020

# japan # movie

The Lies She Loved

Assalamualaikum, heyya. It has been so long since I make a review of a Japanese movie and finally here is one (it will be long for another one)

Title : The Lies She Loved / Woman Who Loves Lies / Uso wo Aisuru Onna 
Runtime : 117 minutes
Genre : Drama, Romance
Country : Japan
Released year : 2018
Director : Kazuhito Nakae
Cast : Masami Nagasawa, Issey Takahashi, Kotaro Yoshida
Plot :

Yukari works at a drink manufacturer company. She had been dating and living with Kippei Koide for five years. However, when he was found collapsed because of brain hemorrhage at a park near their house, Yukari learns that everything about Kippei was a lie. She then paid a private investigator, Takumi Kaibara to look for the real Kippei.


I usually am up for this kind of movie. The one with lots and lots of why's and all the mystery. However, it is unusual for me to watch a Japanese movie, at least this kind. Well, this is only me, I hope I'm not offending anyone.

So, back to the review, this movie actually gave me an insight of a relationship. I have heard people said that,

You will never knew someone until you lived with them

but, this quote does not apply on this movie. Even though Yukari had been living with his boyfriend for five years, she still doesn't who is her boyfriend. I am talking in the sense of identity in stead of personality here. From what I watched, Yukari and Kippei didn't really had much conversation. They lacked in that area. And because of that, at some point of their relationship, they cheated on each other.

A lot of guesses came to my mind when Kippei didn't came to the dinner Yukari had arranged with her mother. I thought he had no intention in marrying her, or maybe he had another woman that he had yet to move on from and so on and so forth. However, as Yukari and Takumi begun to investigate the real Kippei another idea came. He may be a criminal on the run seeing as how he did not own a phone and going as far as forging his identity.  Lead after lead, they finally found out that he actually had a family before went missing. And because of the tragic loss he experience, he may be traumatized of the idea of marriage. 

In the earlier part of the movie, I actually got bored because the flow was a bit slow.  Until the moment Yukari went to the island to look for the traces of Kippei things started to get interesting.

One thing I learnt from their relationship was, never ever ever took advantage on someone. Yukari's lifestyle as a career-driven woman may had put some barrier on her relationship. Things got complicated when Kippei see himself in Yukari and remind him of his past relationship. The good thing is Yukari finally realized her mistake and  begun to make up to him. The ending is good as all of why's were answered and the issues were resolves.

Anyway, it's a good movie a life lesson. 



  1. nice review but you should put spoiler alert lol

    1. already put up the warning right after the story plot up:D

  2. menarik.. tapi kalau slow sangat pun tak best juga..

    1. slow sebab banyak filler scenes yang tak relate dengan kisah Yukari n Kippei

  3. Dah lama tak nonton citer Jepun