Review of Rumbling Hearts (2003)
Conflicting, selfish loves lead through disaster and despair to picking up the pieces, in three years.
Romantic melodrama. The English release title is inane. The original title, Kimi ga nozomu eien, means both “The Eternity You Wish for” and “The Eternity Ahead”, whether you want it or not. This is an adept combination of stereotypes such as bouncy big-breasted heroines with absurd hair, a major mood twist, and even comic relief with drama. It actually works well enough. A greater weakness is a medical implausibility necessary to the plot. Don’t miss the skits following the credits.