Live action anime movies are always ranging between the awesome (Hana & Alice, Oldboy, Rurouni Kenshin) or the please-just-burn-in-hell (Fullmetal Alchemist). Nodame is not really on the latter group, but it's inane, overtly acted, and cringeworthy enough to make me mad. When will these filmmakers understand that animanga got their own physics law?? Some. Things. Just. Can't. Work. In. Real. Life!!