With a father who's a singer, a mother who's a movie star, and an older brother Shougo who's the lead vocalist for the super-popular band "The Crusherz," Sena Izumi—an otaku college student—is the only dull one born into this super-famous and talented family. He loves "Magical Girl LalaLulu" and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can't turn down. There, he's reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior. (Source: Wikipedia) ~~ Adapted from the manga "Love Stage!!" (ラブ ステージ) written by Eiki Eiki (影木栄貴) and illustrated by Zao Taishi (蔵王大志). Edit Translation
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Premise is interesting but fails to deliver, mediocre acting.I have to say that I've not read the manga, so I had no idea what to expect before watching.
Though apparently some of those who read the manga would beg to differ, I actually don't think the story is the main issue. True, the way the movie depicts the struggle of a famous actor to accept his sexuality is simplistic at best, and for western audiences that might seem like a non-issue nowadays, but as Japan is a little more conservative when it comes to positive portrayals of LGBT, that wasn't much of a problem in my opinion.
What the movie actually lacks is good acting. I don't know whose fault is this - whether it's the director's or the actors' - but some scenes were so exaggerated and amateurishly acted that it made me physically cringe. Sometimes otherwise OK scenes (story-wise that is) were completely ruined by inappropriate facial expressions, vocal tones or gestures - For example, in one scene one of the actors, who was supposed to be terrified, visibly couldn't hold his laugh back.
The music also didn't help. Inconsistent and inappropriate at times.
Wouldn't watch again.
6/10, and I'm being generous.
It's CuteThe writing wasn't great I'll be honest and at times the acting was pretty bad. However it was cute. It's was missing a lot from the anime . I also skipped though most of it cause the story was so boring. I don't blame the actors though. I think this all has to do with the writing. Actors can only act as good as the script. It seems kind of low budget.
The brother was barely in it and there weren't a lot of romance scenes. It also hinted another love story but barely touched it as i said poor writing and noting more.