I like Hideaki Ito very much in A HEARTFUL OF LOVE. I think the film’s latter part is a bit boring, but I like its fantasy idea. It reminds me of some of my favorite films about miracles, such as GOODBYE FOR TOMORROW (1995, Nobuhiko Obayashi), FIELD OF DREAMS (1989, Phil Alden Robinson), PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (1986, Francis Ford Coppola), HEART AND SOULS (1993, Ron Underwood), ALWAYS (Steven Spielberg), GROUNDHOG DAY (1993, Harold Ramis), and FREQUENCY (2000, Gregory Hoblit). I love this kind of films.
January 7, 2010
A HEARTFUL OF LOVE (2005, Akihiko Shiota, A)