Nana (2005)




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Ai Yazawa's popular manga concerning two young women who couldn't be more different despite sharing the same name comes to the screen in this musical drama starring J-Pop icon Mika Nakashima and actress Aoi Miyazaki. Nana "Hachi" Komatsu (Miyazaki) has traveled with her boyfriend to Tokyo in hopes of starting a new life. Elsewhere in this neon-lit metropolis, ambitious punk rock beauty Nana Osaki (Nakashima) arrives determined to become the next big thing in the nocturnal world of rock & roll. On the surface it would seem that these two girls would have little in common, but as they share their dreams and set out in search of true happiness, the girls who couldn't be more different forge a friendship that will last a lifetime. Kentaro Otani directs a film featuring music by J-Rock megastar Hyde.
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Mika Nakashima
as Nana Osaki
Aoi Miyazaki
as Nana Komatsu
Hiroki Narimiya
as Nobuo Terashima
Ryuhei Matsuda
as Ren Honjou
as Sachiko
Yuna Ito
as Reira Serizawa
Anna Nose
as Jyunko
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Critic Reviews for Nana

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

A spoonful of fashion helps the feminism go down in Nana, a delightful pop fairy tale that speaks to young women in the language of sisterhood and self-direction.

April 4, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Despite the gritty urban setting, there are episodes of Gilmore Girls that have more 'edge.'

Full Review… | March 20, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

A surprisingly engaging piece of fluff.

Full Review… | April 4, 2008
Film Journal International

The film is most impressive as that rarest of creatures: a crowd-pleaser with a genuinely artistic touch.

Full Review… | April 3, 2008
Slant Magazine

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Nana

Im not going to lie...never saw the anime or whatever..but it carries well as a movie on its own! ^^

Lennon Wolcott
Lennon Wolcott

Marvelous drama adapted by the Manga comic book in a chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana", triggers a series of events and relationships. I haven't read the comic book yet so I see the story is as interesting and the emotional scenes are pretty touching. Mika Nakashima was great at expressing her voice as the singer and Aoi Miyazaki was the perfect Hachi, looked so cute and innocent young woman. At the end, it's the friendship and comradeship between the two girls that gives this Japanese movie an uplifting, feel-good ending.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Two very different 20 year old women meet on a train to Tokyo. Other than the fact they're both named Nana, they have very different pasts and personalities. Despite this, they're destined to become very big parts of each other's lives. Based on the very popular anime and manga of the same name, this is a fun adaption. The musical aspects of the story are kept, and are as nearly as important to the story as the relationship between the two Nana's. Speaking of, the actresses chosen to play the two title characters are great, and the story is as interesting for guys as it is the girls who are the original audience. NANA was a good movie, I liked it. Obviously it's more recommended for people who are already familiar with the source material, but even NANA newbies should enjoy this.

Lewis C.
Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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