Based on Kimio Yanagisawa’s popular manga, this tale of a high school boy and girl who end up sharing a house after a real estate agent’s mistake perfectly evokes the pain and joy of adolescence. Sômai’s directorial debut.
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3.5 Somai elevates this standard teen romcom with his astute and sympathetic handling of adolescence. For some reason the awkward charms of Gregory's Girl came to mind while watching this. Even at this early stage Somai was honing an unpredictability and a unique style that he would carry forward. An average Somai movie is like an average Dylan album – you'll always find something interesting about it.