Saturday, October 26

Adapted from the novel of the same name Ore Ore, written by Tomoyuki Hoshino, which won the Kenzaburo Oe Prize in 2011. Kazuya Kamenashi of a popular boy-band, KAT-TUN, will star as the protagonist, Hitoshi. The movie premiered in 15th Udine Far East Film Festival Italy, and Kamenashi won the My Movie Audience Award.

A casual scam triggers a surreal series of events, which turns everyone into "ME," who eventually turns on each other. Hitoshi, who is at first disoriented in the world that is inhabited by so many Hitoshis, yet unexpectedly finds the uncomplicated relationships among "himselves" quite comfortable.


Watched It's Me, It's Me Ore Ore with Hong Yao yesterday night. I felt that the story was rather refreshing! Guessed this was the first time watching a film which injected comedy and suspense together and was nicely done.

The introduction was slightly draggy and seems normal till Hitoshi Nagano stole a cellphone left behind by a customer. The story started here where he undertakes a popular scam: he calls the person's mother and with the open-sesame magic formula "It's me! It's me!" poses as her son, easily talking the mom into transferring cash to his own depleted bank account.

It was not realistic that such a thing will happened but I thought the multiplying of Hitoshi Nagano triggered me that a person might have different sides of personality and thoughts when you are in different situations. To pose and cheat is a root to greed and thus weird things happened to him.

To make things back to what it was, he has to be a changed person. However, the ending left me a mystery that, is he still the same Hitoshi Nagano? I doubt so with the dyed hair and other hints in it.

Ratings: 3.65/5