Limitless Cinema in Broken English

January 7, 2010

A HEARTFUL OF LOVE (2005, Akihiko Shiota, A)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:35 pm

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.



  1. As for Akihiko Shiota, I love HARMFUL INSECT very much. I haven’t seen CANARY yet, but I think DON’T LOOK BACK (1999) and DORORO (2007) are fine. I gave these two films A-. I fell asleep while I was watching YOMIGAERI (2002), so I can’t give a grade to this film yet. Hahaha.

    Somehow I wonder if Akihiko Shiota is an auteur or not. His films are good, but I don’t know what his main characteristics are. Isao Yukisada is another good director who makes me doubt if he is an auteur or not.

    Comment by celinejulie — January 8, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

  2. Hi Everybody!

    After watch the trailer watch music video by 柴咲コウ (Shibasaki Kou) singing the theme song and read the synopsis I was billing to watch the Jmovie “この胸いっぱいの愛を (Kono mune ippai no ai wo) – A Heartful of Love”. But then, I’ve really expected much more of movie . Actually, it isn’t so bad but could be a bit more interesting.

    To realize that everybody was dead after all!!! Oh Lord! What a wasted time!

    I do agree you. The film’s latter part is a bit boring.

    It’s so very reflective and wistful.

    Acceptable [Rating: 6/10]


    Hélio Shiino
    Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

    Comment by Hélio Shiino — February 7, 2010 @ 1:17 am

  3. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on the film and Kou Shibasaki’s music video. I didn’t know that she is also a singer. 🙂

    Comment by celinejulie — February 9, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

  4. What is the song playing near 59m20s ?
    Where can I find a list of the music in (Kono mune ippai no ai wo, 2005) ost soundtrack?

    Comment by Elto Desukane — November 9, 2016 @ 1:55 am

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