Underwater Love 2011 ★½

I suppose there are two conditions in which this film is moderately enjoyable: You're either 15, or drunk beyond salvaging. If you don't happen to fall into either of these categories, you're in for a sloppily acted and directed soft porn fairy tale (?!) with annoying musical interludes.

I could play devil's advocate and try to interpret this as a heavy-handed statement about Japan's lost generation - all characters are thirty-somethings stuck in shit jobs without perspective, and I've got to admit the recurring motive of "going to Tokyo" was a nice touch - but really that'd be pushing it too hard.

I'll give it a generous 1.5 stars because the director of photography did a decent job.

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