I watched a Japanese movie "Linda Linda Linda" at CMU because Japanese Student Association planed a movie festival in order to spread Japanese cultures. I watched this movie with English subtitle among American students.
This is a comedy movie about four high school girls including one Korean exchange student. They form a band for their school festival though they have only three days before the festival.
It was a typical sentimental film about the passing of youth, but awesome one. I recalled my high school life, realized I cannot go back, and had a little bit sad but warm feelings.
Also, I came up with one thing. Even though I cannot go back to the young period, I can live as I like. I can spend my whole time into what I want. Probably because I am living in a society, an organization, common sense, partly because I got older, sometimes I repress my feeling and possibility without knowing it. It would be pretty sad to go through such a life. I want to say thanks to this movie.
Anyway, before seeing this movie, I thought this kind of sentimental feeling was not working for American. However, they seemed to understand and enjoy this movie. They continuously laughed, cried and clapped during the movie. I am glad to know it only because I am Japanese. :-)
I would like to close by writing about this blog's title, "Like a rat, I want to be beautiful." This is citied from a song, "Linda Linda" by The Blue Hearts. Seeing a Japanese movie with English subtitle was the first time for me. It was very impressive.
"Like a rat, I want to be beautiful"
"There is a beauty which cannot be shown in a picture"
(Japanese: 写真にはうつらない 美しさがありから)
->Linda Linda Linda
#Especial I like Bae Doo Na, who plays the gawky Korean exchange student!