“Why won’t human emotions, not even my own, work out the way we want.”
At first, I didn’t have the mood to watch this movie but for some reason, I decided to give it a go and being honest, it was a good, comedic watch.
Ore Monogatari is a manga based romantic-comedy live action. The story is about a first year high school student named, Takao Gouda (Ryohei Suzuki). He is 2m tall and weighs more than a 100 hundred kgs which makes him the least popular guy among girls but male students adore him. He has an honest and righteous character and would run to help anyone who is in need. Takeo has a handsome best friend named, Makoto Sunakawa (Kentaro Sakaguchi) who is the most popular among girls. Even the girl Takao likes ends up falling for Sunakawa but our kind-hearted Takeo leaves his love for his best friend knowing that there is no way a girl would ever like him because of how he looks.
His friend Sunakawa though is quite supportive and mindful of him and although he wants people to recognize how warmhearted Takeo is, he couldn’t do anything about it because of Takeo’s huge size.
However, one-day Takeo saves a female student named Rinko Yamato (Mei Nagano) from a pervert and falls in love with her at first sight. Given Takeo’s nature, he feels that Rinko likes Sunakawa but of course Sunakawa isn’t the one Rinko likes. Takeo then struggles to liaise between Rinko and Sunakawa which makes Rinko think that she might be a nuisance to Takeo (all because of the Takeo’s misunderstanding)
This movie has many comical and pitiful scenes. Seeing how Takeo can’t understand Rinko’s feelings makes us frustrated till the end of the movie. I couldn’t perceive Sunakawa’s feelings of how he thinks of Rinko (does he like her or not? But I’m sure if I read the manga or watch the anime, I’ll get to know a little about his side of the story too) They showed a strong bond between Takeo and Sunakawa throughout the entire movie which at some point made me think that maybe Takeo likes Sunakawa (Hahaha, I went a little too far with my imagination)
I do have to mention that there were too many delicious foods that made me salivate last night. Rinko learns a lot of things from different people and makes tempting dishes to make Takeo like her (step one of making someone like you) But undoubtedly, Takeo thinks that she made it for Sunakawa and tells her to keep making these things to keep his friend happy. Rinko doesn’t know why Takeo thinks like that until the middle of the movie. Wanting the two most important to him to be happy, he tells Yamato what a great guy Suna was which only causes Yamato to cry and leave Takeo. Suna tells the dejected Rinko why Takeo thinks like that. Since then, Rinko tries her utter best to do everything she can to show her love to him.
I liked how Rinko didn’t give up on Takeo and kept her love spirit alive. The movie was coming to an end and Takeo still hadn’t understood Rinko’s feelings but right then, Sunakawa, becoming the matchmaker, planned something to make him realize that all this time, Rinko truly loved Takeo and not Sunakawa.
The moral of this story was to never judge a person by their looks and to believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter how you look, the only thing that’s important is how you’re deep inside and I think Rinko comprehended that well.
This movie was absolutely clean, funny and I was not one bit bored. Everything went smoothly and yeah, there were awkward and upsetting moments but that’s what makes this movie so good. The actors portrayed their characters well. The scenery was nice to look at it. There were feels and laughs and the best part was that there was an happy ending! I do hope Sunakawa finds someone as well but I’m sure Rinko and Takeo will do their best to make that happen. After watching this movie, I’m thinking of reading the manga as well since there would be much detailed emotions and background to the story.
I would recommend this movie to all those who want to have a good laugh with slight feels and a smooth ending.
My Rating: 4/5