Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo)

2018

Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Asako I & II's high-concept premise is anchored by thought-provoking themes and confident, compelling work from director Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

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A love triangle unfolds between a young woman and two identical men with different personalities. Unable to clarify her feelings for both of them, she becomes trapped in a confused and indecisive state of mind in this philosophical Japanese romantic film.

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Critic Reviews for Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo)

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There are moments of real beauty in the film, which is an unassuming and contemplative excursion into how we love, and why. But like the fireworks that greet Asako and Baku's first kiss, its pop is a modest one.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…
TheWrap
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Asako I & II ultimately works as a mellow date movie with some big insights about relationships-accessible and artful, a combination that should be more common, honestly.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
AV Club
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Hamaguchi extols his source for a compelling representation of love as a mystic experience. However, what gets transferred to the screen becomes more like banal indecision.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
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This is an amusing essay in amorous delusion.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An oddly old-fashioned depiction of troubled romance whose mildly unusual premise ultimately leads nowhere very interesting.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to see a high-concept movie that doesn't assume every love story has to reach a tidy conclusion, and implies that some happy endings are best left open-ended.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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