Picture Bride (1995)
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The last time I saw this movie was a couple of months back, and the first was in high school. This is a tremendous movie! It details a life of a young Japanese woman who becomes a "picture bride" to a sugar-cane field worker in Hawaii. The movie details their arrangement, marriage, and life together. Tamlyn Tomita stars in this movie, and incredibly shines!
The film is poorly directed, but it deals with a rare issue, picture brides circa 1918, and is made by an insider, an Asian-American, which is a plus.
Great movie about a young, fanciful, and stubborn Japanese woman. Deals with an arranged marriage situation most people have never really heard about. I could definitely relate to the main character and was so upset when her best friend died. I think Tomita did great as Riyo's best friend. I could understand how she felt about her harsh reality, but I felt bad for her husband. I'm glad she came around eventually and realized to make the best of it and it was a sweet ending. I felt like the whole movie should have had subtitles because their accents made it difficult to understand. Nice acting and directing, soundtrack is very soothing.
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