Thursday, June 25, 2009

All About Lily Chou-Chou

Yûichi (Hayato Ichihara) is a shy introverted kid who is obsessed with a pop star  Lily Chou-Chou and maintains a fan website. His closest friend is Hoshino (Shûgo Oshinari), one of the best students in the school, who goes from being kind and good natured to evil and manipulative. He morphs into a school bully and blackmails his classmates in to enjo-kōsai. Yûichi helplessly watches this unfold around him by burying himself in the music of Lily. The events run parallel to the eerie chat message that pop up on Yûichi's website which are flashed across the screen. A film that peers into the surreal cyber-pop culture swirling amongst Japanese teens. If only it meandered less in the middle or should I say the beginning.

Rating: * * +

1 comment:

wenerd said...

this looks like a complex one. must check it out