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We Couldn't Become Adults

2021 2h 4m Drama Romance List
67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 80% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A friend request with a lost love sends a man back into his memories of the 1990s -- when life seemed to burn a little brighter. Read More Read Less
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Pieter-Jan Van Haecke Psychocinematography We couldn't Become Adults is well worth a watch. Dec 30, 2021 Full Review JK Sooja Common Sense Media This Japanese drama is long, male-centric, and doesn't have much to say. So much of We Couldn't Become Adults reaches for a deep poignancy that just isn't there. Rated: 2/5 Dec 7, 2021 Full Review John Serba Decider We Couldn't Become Adults isn't exactly "ordinary," but neither is it as affecting as it wants to be. Nov 13, 2021 Full Review Mark Schilling Japan Times Soaked in nostalgia for 1990s Tokyo. Rated: 4/5 Nov 11, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Not the easiest film to watch on Netflix. But I'll bet a lot of people can connect with the weary disappointment with life that Moriyama conveys with every head-shaking drag off a cigarette. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 9, 2021 Full Review James Marsh South China Morning Post Mori does capture the mood of an exasperated generation perfectly, and his film arrives at a moment when motivation, optimism and progress feel like agonisingly abstract concepts. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 8, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Sawa N It's awful!! So boring from the beginning to the end, nothing happens, just extremely boring. Don't waste your time on this shitty movie. ほんとつまらないし何が良いのか全く分からないしこれは時間の無駄。一切心に響かない自己満足の作品。最初から最後まで何も起きない。酷すぎて多くの人にこの作品に貴重な時間を使わないでという思いでレビュー書きました。 Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review kota i Viewers will go back in their lives. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member If you became jaded and angry as you grew into an adult and often reminisce on how much better your youth was, watch this movie. Its really good. The story is a bit hard to get at first but makes sense by the end. Its told backwards from 2020 all the way to 1997 and then back again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A friend request with a lost love sends a man back into his memories of the 1990s -- when life seemed to burn a little brighter.
Yoshihiro Mori
Teruhisa Yamamoto
Ryô Takada
Production Co
C&I Entertainment
Drama, Romance
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 5, 2021
2h 4m
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