My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (2016)


Movie: Tomorrow I Will Date With Yesterday’s You
Japanese title: Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru (ぼくは明日, 昨日のきみとデートする)
Release Date: December 17, 2016
Runtime: 111 min.
Genre: Youth / Romance
Distributor: Toho
Country: Japan

On a train to the school one day, Takatoshi Minamiyama sees Emi Fukuju and falls in love with her at first sight. He follows her, boldly tells her he likes her and they start to date. One day, Emi tells him that she has a secret.

Sota Fukushi – Takatoshia Minamiyama
Nana Komatsu – Emi Fukuju

I was mostly confused while watching the movie, and it’s mostly because i was trying to make sense of the concept. Okay, i understand the theoretical piece – the boy’s time is like the normal person but the girl’s time is in reverse. The movie was shown from the boy’s side but while watching the movie, i was also trying to track the story from the girl’s timeline so i got confused. Turns out in the end, they did show her side which somehow made sense. it goes back to what the guy said, we are not just passing by each other, but we are in a connecting loop. except there is only one loop and it doesn’t go on and on right?

I have so many questions about the whole concept – like why them? how does the time work etc but i’m still too confused to even starting asking those questions. haha.

i think this movie was heartwarming and beautiful, but you need to think about it to fully appreciate the story. I felt bad for them – like they will only get to see each other every 5 years and they only get to be 20 years together for 30 days, then we see their contrasting ages. It also felt creepy coz they know each other from the girl is 35, the guy was 5 years old and vice versa. But they meet at 20 years old, fall in love and have sex. Creepy right?

and again back to my question, why start at 35 years old and 5 years old? that means one is 40 years old, the other has not been born yet. so do they die at 40? do they never see each other beyond 40 yo? So confusing! argh! hence, for me, while it is a connected loop, it only goes one time and does not continue looping (right? or i got it all wrong)???

I think if you like time travel romances, or doomed romances you will love and cry in this movie. For me, this was okay, the concept is too interesting but too weird.

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