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『 記憶屋 あなたを忘れない 』 -The Worst Film of 2020-

Kioku-ya: Anata wo wasurenai / The Memory Eraser: Forget You I Will Not  10/100
At MOVIX Amagasaki, on January 30th, 2020
Main Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Kyoko Yoshine
Director: Yu-ichiro Hirakawa


記憶屋 あなたを忘れない 10点
2020年1月30日 MOVIXあまがさきにて鑑賞
出演:山田涼介 佐々木蔵之介 芳根京子


I assumed Signal 100 was the front-runner to be chosen as the worst film of the year, but surprise surprise, there will always be something far worse. This film is the worst one by far I’ve seen in the last five years.


シグナル100 』が国内クソ映画オブ・ザ・イヤー候補かと思っていたが、それをさらに上回る駄作がもうすでにあったとは驚きである。本作は、過去5年にJovianが鑑賞した作品の中でも群を抜いて駄作である。


Plot Summaries

Ryoichi – played by Ryosuke Yamada – is a college student who is going after the person called Kioku-ya, The Memory Eraser. His girlfriend’s memory of Ryoich was erased, and since then, he has been seeking clues of The Memory Eraser with the aim of restoring her lost memory…





Warning: Mild Spoilers Ahead!





Sorry, no positives to mention. That’s proof of how awful this film is.






First of all, what’s the heck is with lawyers and medical doctors in this movie’s world? Don’t they know a jack shit about what the duty of confidentiality is all about? It’s OK to give away a little bit of information, because we are all human and to err is human. Nobody is impeccable. With that being said, there is absolutely no need to write down on the whiteboard every F-ing detail of the victims of the criminal cases. There is something wrong with the doctor’s head, too. What’s the point of allowing a girl’s boyfriend to be right there while asking her some serious questions? A doctor should have no problem anticipating a flashback especially when dealing with a patient who could be deeply traumatized. Why no female doctors? Why not allowing her to lie down during the medical interview? The stupid and senseless boyfriend should know better.


The problem with this film is that the true identity of The Memory Eraser is so blatantly obvious that avid movie-goers will find out who it is only about 15 minutes into the film. Nevertheless, no characters picked up on the clue that leads to The Memory Eraser until much later, which I didn’t like at all. All you have to do is connect the dots, and no one fucking does it. Why?


I am also unhappy with the sequence where Ryoichi makes his sincere apology for what he thought was a terrible mistake. However, they say that kidnapping was rampant in the area in those days. Nonetheless, the adults in the area allowed their 5 – 6 year-old children to go outside AT NIGHT, ON THEIR OWN, so that they could go see a fireworks event. WTF? Heck, it wasn’t Ryoichi’s fault. It was the adults and the police who were to blame. And the ex-cop old man just saying to Ryoich, “It has fallen under the statute of limitations.” is simply unthinkable and unacceptable. This man really has dementia. If not, he should have turned in his badge waaaaay before his retirement.


Ryoich’s odyssey for The Memory Eraser culminates at the lowest of the low point. It was such an anti-climactic ending sequence. With this, the director and the screenwriter didn’t seem to give much thought to the impact of what happens at the end on the people around the main characters. I also found it extremely difficult to relate to any of the characters, and almost all of the things they did in the course of this entire story didn’t come across as compelling or meaningful. I could not help but get up from the seat and leave the theater as soon as the ending credit began to roll.


I could keep talking forever, but I want to wrap all this up by saying that I have no idea why this film exists.














This is a complete disaster. Hardly anything in this film makes sense, and I was fed and fed and fed with so much meaningless information till the end. I say this film is a steaming load of bullshit. Only those who are gullible and naive are encouraged to buy a ticket and check this out.





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遼一も弁護士も記憶屋を追うなら綿密に記録を残せ。それぐらいの自衛行為は当たり前だ。『 リピーテッド 』を観ろ。もしくは新城カズマの小説『 サマー/タイム/トラベラー 』を読め。


エンディングも酷い。『 バタフライ・エフェクト 』を模したつもりだろうか。そんな名作に張り合おうとするよりも前に、まずは『 パラレルワールド・ラブストーリー 』と勝負してはどうか。それでも本作の方が劣るだろう。