Yellow Tears

2007

Drama

32
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 243

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Reviewed by Meganeguard 7 / 10 / 10

They are still warm

During the 1960s quite a number of young Japanese men moved from their homes in the country to Tokyo in order to make better money and/or to try to make something better of their lives by chasing after idealistic dreams. Inudo's Yellow Tears follows the lives of four young men who have moved from the country to the big city in order to obtain their goals of stardom. First there is Muraoka Eisuke who dreams of writing and drawing literary manga instead of the violent, pornographic type he is forced to do to support himself. Second, these is Mukai Ryuzo, a long-haired glasses wearing young man who dreams of becoming a novelist but has yet to write a word. Third, there is Shimokawa Kei who is an oil painter and finally there is Inoue Shoichi who wants to write pop songs. Of these four men, only Eisuke is able to support himself with his desired work, so one day, after the group performs a ruse to trick Eisuke's mom to go to a hospital in Tokyo, the four friends split up, but not for long. Eisuke, having paid for his mother's hospital bills is nearly broke, still refuses to accept certain work because it is not the work that he wishes to pursue, is shocked one day, two months after the group separated, when a soaking wet Kei appears at his door, but the fun doesn't stop there because soon Ryuzo and Shoichi also arrive to share Eisuke's tiny apartment. Things are rough at first because of the shortage of money, but after Kei and Eisuke come into some money from various means, the group, albeit somewhat begrudgingly, agree to be tight with the money so they will have enough to eat while pursuing their dreams, however, will any of them be successful? Yellow Tears stars the Japanese boy band Arashi, but being unfamiliar with the group or their music, I only had the movie's story to drag me into its over two hour length. While I must say that the film is definitely not a great film, there are some genuinely touching moments and there are some points quite painful for those of us who are a bit too idealistic as the years continue to trickle on by.

Reviewed by ggrek123 10 / 10 / 10

Pretty good movie!

Kiiroi Namida, when I first watched it, appeared to be a little bit dull and not the best movie to watch. After re-thinking about that, I completely take back that thought. The movie was entertaining, and provided different lessons for life. Although it wasn't the "happiest" movie, it was a good way to show that everything you want to happen, will not always happen. Four young men set out to achieve their dreams (Hopes of becoming a writer, a manga artist, a painter, and a singer), wanting nothing more than that. As time goes on, not much changes from their starting point, those boys attempt to get back on their feet (money-wise). This movie was very satisfying for me, and I'm glad I saw it. I do recommend people to watch it if they get the chance.

Reviewed by xuwual 10 / 10 / 10

The story of an era

The greatest success of Yellow Tears is its authentic depiction of Japan during the 1960s. Comparing to some other movies on the same era, Yellow Tears does not devote excessive effort on recreating sceneries and Tokyo landmarks as they were the 60s; instead, it focuses on creating the atmosphere, and thus presenting the spirit of the era. We can find numerous historical references in the movie: the construction of Shinkansen, the Tokyo Olympics, Pachinko house playing the Fleet March, Shinjuku train station full of people lying on the floor waiting for departure trains (an interesting comparison with the ultra-modern Shinkansen-Densha-Subway hub structure today) and many others. On these details the movie truly catches the taste of post-war Japan, with its full throttle economic expansion, also the resulting prosperity and social displacement. The movie would be particularly interesting to watch if the viewer is familiar with the history of the period. In the film the four main characters are very properly the symbol of young dreams prompted by the social developments- a writer, a singer, a painter and a manga author. They desire to pursue their dreams without having to "sell themselves to other people", or resort to employment (no doubt a touch of liberalism here). For these young people, it is a matter of freedom-freedom to do what one like to do. This kind of thinking, though incompatible with many aspects of the social reality, was prevalent amongst young people then. In the movie, all of their dreams except that of the manga author's ended in failure. At the end of the movie, they all settled for a stable job and "selling themselves". The best depiction of this dream lost might be the 30 second radio performance (during a vocal contest) of the singer at the end of the movie. However, what the movie is trying to emphasize is not the cruelness of this "Summer dream lost", but more on the bright side of humanity revealed during this process. Overall, Yellow Tears is a light hearted film with a very carefully presented recreation of Japanese society in the 1960s. It is a mixture of rational idealism, realistic attitude toward life and nostalgism. When the middle-aged bar owner nods his head to "I Got Rhythm", I realized that this movie captures some essence of a time lost.

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