中島美嘉 (nakashima mika) plays the role of 大崎ナナ (ozaki nana). she is the lead singer in a rock/punk band “black stones” ( “blast” ). she has no family and doesn’t know who her father is. her mother who left her when she was only 4 years old. nana has no choice but to grow up independently and learn how to live on her own. until she has found her love.

小松奈々(koumatsu nana) portrayed by 宮﨑あおい (miyazaki aoi). a lively young woman who lives with her happy family in a moderate town not very far from tokyo. her boyfriend 章司役 (asano takashi) has moved to study art in tokyo. she believes that one day she will live happily ever after with him.

but life doesn’t always turn out the way we want it to be…

nana 『-ナナ-』 the movie is based on comic series by 矢沢あい (yazawa ai) it’s a story about two women… how they came to tokyo and how they met each other. coincidentally both of them have the same name.

i never read the manga version, so i didn’t know the story beforehand. as i can see, the story-telling is pretty much like what we usually see in the manga. there is one nice instrumental theme song which keeps arising here and there most of the time, just like what it would be in the animation.

all the songs featuring in the film are pretty nice and quite catchy. the live concert scene rocks! it’s a good movie and i guess that it definitely lives up every expectation of nana’s fans. i really really like the last scene when nana is about to open the door. absolutely breathtaking, i’d say

★★★½☆ การแสดง (acting)
★★★★☆ นักแสดง (actors/casting)
★★★½☆ เนื้อเรื่อง (story)
★★★★☆ ดนตรีประกอบ (music/sound effect)
★★★★☆ การถ่ายทำ (direction/composition)
★★★★☆ ความชอบโดยรวม (overall)

movie: 『NANA-ナナ-』 | director: 大谷健太郎 (otani kentaro) | release: 2005

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