2007-05-05 (Sat) 01:23 by mrdeus
I just finished watching a movie called Midnight Sun (太陽の歌). It’s a Japanese drama starring pop singer YUI. I bought it along with her new album because she’s in it and I thought the story sounded appealing. Midnight Sun is about a girl called Kaoru (YUI) who is allergic to the sun (she has XP). Every morning before going to sleep she watches a boy who meets up with his friends outside her house to go surfing. At night she goes out to the square to play the guitar and sing, although no one ever comes to listen.
I really liked the movie. It’s moving and very well made. YUI did a great job as an actress. I don’t know if she’s acted in movies before this one, but there’s certainly no shortage of talent in that girl. She’s also kind of mysterious. I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something special about her.
In the movie she sings the song Good-bye days, which is featured on her latest album (which I haven’t had time to open yet - I just got it and decided to watch the movie first). If I didn’t already have her CDs I would definitely have bought them after seeing Midnight Sun.
I’d also like to mention that the English subtitles on the DVD are very good. I’ve grown accustomed to poor English subtitles on DVDs, but these are good. There are some mistakes, but they are very few.