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Directed by Akiko Ohku

Japan 2017 117 mins. In Japanese with subtitles

Socially awkward 24-year old-Yoshika (Matsuoka Mayu) has never had a boyfriend, but still holds a flame for an unrequited (and unannounced) crush from high school. When a colleague at work starts to take an interest in Yoshika, despite all her best efforts to dissuade him, he manages to strike up the beginnings of a relationship—until, suddenly, a new opportunity to pursue her old crush avails itself to Yoshika. As much about overcoming social anxiety and the emotional perils of being an adult virgin as it is a romantic comedy, Akiko Ooku’s adaptation hits a deeply earnest note through biting dialogue, the occasional musical number, and the exceptional performances of its leads.