The two female protagonists eventually support each other and that’s where the film manages to score, especially since the two actresses can shine a little bit more during those moments. Strangely enough, her relationship lacks a bit of emotional warmth. Sadly, the main problem of the drama remains that, despite everything else, we don’t get to see anything new. Piecing Me Back Together. Contrary to the Korean counterparts Japanese dramas revolving around love and loss oftentimes have a more profound approach to the matter and refrain from featuring unnecessary dead weight like corny moments full of tears. Matataki Japan Genre: Izumi desperately asks herself why she denies herself to remember the accident, but it’s just this kind of process she is in need of in order to come to terms with the sorrow she is suffering.

Izumi is still racked with guilt because she is the only survivor and something within denies her access to her memories which she wants to bring to light. No terminal illness is to be blamed for severing two people this time but a tragical accident. Contrary to the Korean counterparts Japanese dramas revolving around love and loss oftentimes have a more profound approach to the matter and refrain from featuring unnecessary dead weight like corny moments full of tears. At the very end the film fortunately refrains from making use of the worst kitsch, still it remains questionable why the movie had to end with a freeze-frame like an episode from a cheap drama series. Her psychiatrist tells her that a part of her refuses to remember the events as they have been too gruesome for her to bear and that she needs some more time. While Izumi keeps trying to find her way back into everyday life the lawyer carries together a few new facts that might help Izumi to remember the last minutes of her boyfriend.

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There are many unpleasant speculations, because since her brain denies her access to those events, she probably had to witness some gruesome things. Strangely enough, her relationship lacks a bit of emotional warmth. Izumi desperately asks herself why she denies herself to remember the accident, but it’s just this kind of process she is in need of in order to come to terms matatki the sorrow she is suffering.

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While this works very well in the more subtle scenes, it seems rather hindering in the depiction of Izumi and Junichi, even though we can understand the grief of the girl. The two female protagonists eventually support each other and that’s where the film manages to score, especially since the magataki actresses matatwki shine a little bit more during those moments.

Her psychiatrist tells her that a part of her refuses to remember the events as they have been too gruesome for her to bear and that she needs some more time.

Piecing Me Back Together

The insight we get isn’t as profound as we expected, the characters remain a bit movis and should have been explored better and the finale drags on too much with its intentionally? This actually becomes a bit tedious, but when the girl calls in the lawyer the film for a short time at least gets a pretty thrilling boost.

Without knowing it her body takes the time it needs to cope with the traumatic experience. Only in fragments does she regain her memory but the most important ones are still missing.

Being a subtle drama in its core the movie also should have been more reserved in depicting certain dramatic scenes, because some of them are conveyed with everything but the required sensitiveness, instead they seem heavy-handed, which especially applies to the finale.

No terminal illness is to be blamed for severing two people this time but a tragical accident.

In her desperation she approaches the lawyer Makiko Nene Otsuka who she asks to help her recapitulate the accident. Sadly, the main problem of the drama remains that, despite everything else, we don’t get to see anything new.

Analogous to the somewhat mixed up memories of Izumi the drama is told on two different levels as well. However, too often the movie doesn’t know where to go next. Izumi Keiko Kitagawa is the sole survivor of an accident her boyfriend Junichi Masaki Okada lost his life in.

It resembles detective work what Makiko accomplishes and to follow the lawyer piecing the puzzle matatski is pretty captivating, but this is just a small part of the film. Piecing Me Back Together. Unfortunately, the thief is no one else but herself.

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Time and again we see Izumi’s past and her relationship with her boyfriend through flashbacks. The girl at some point needs to let go, but that’s impossible as long as she doesn’t know what happened that day. However, for a drama that especially aims at illuminating the characters, and rightly should do so, it turns out that they in fact aren’t fleshed out that well.

Izumi is still racked with guilt because she is the only survivor and something within denies her access to her memories which she wants to bring to light.

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While Izumi keeps trying to find her way back into everyday life the lawyer carries together a few new facts that might help Izumi to remember the last minutes of her boyfriend. At the very end the film fortunately refrains from making use of the worst kitsch, still it remains questionable why the movie had to end with a freeze-frame like an episode from a cheap drama series. A psychiatrist is supposed to help her with that, but Izumi first and foremost wants to remember what happened exactly.

Contrary to the Korean counterparts Japanese dramas revolving around love and loss oftentimes have a more profound approach to the matter and refrain from featuring unnecessary dead weight like corny moments full of tears.

The same goes for “Piecing Me Back Together”. For Izumi things center around the loss she suffered but also around her memories which a part of has been robbed. Matataki Japan Genre: After she has recovered from her physical wounds she now has to cope with the accident mentally. That is since all too often the acting of the two is rather cold.