Memoirs of a Geisha Reviews
Although a critical bomb, viewers (myself included) have fallen in love with this slowly brewed forbidden love story between a geisha and one of her loyal patrons. They beat the odds by defying tradition and the backdrop of the last great war to be together. Though criticized when it was shown because it did not have a Japanese lead, save for Ken Watanabe, this was excellently casted. I've watched this several times already and the visuals still leave me breathless.
And despite the movie taking a few liberties about the actual culture, there is much they got right. Those wanting to see it for educational purposes also have to keep in mind that because the actual world of professional geishas are so closed off, there is not much information out there about it.
All in all, I thought it was a beautiful, entertaining movie that shares a bit on a culture that is mostly closed off to the world.