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Written on: 06/02/2013 by saintgileshighgate (31 reviews written)
Although I did't read the book, this movie contains almost all the ingredients a really memorable movie needs to succeed. From the begining to the end, this charming Japanese film is very beautiful to watch. Not only does it contain an incredible story line, but also it makes a surprisingly fantastic use of the set, costumes and features of the native culture. Furthermore, despite the fact that it is basically a love story it is also based on a true story about war and the destruction of the… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2010 by kitty mk (55 reviews written)
a girly movie, but still good! defeninitely wont regret watching it… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2010 by zagureanu (27 reviews written)
This film is based on the best selling novel by Arthur Golden. I myself hadn't read the book, so i wasn't really sure what to expect with the film. However i must say that i was extremely pleasantly surprised with this film.
The story followsa young girl, chio, who is sold by her father to a geisha house. The film follows her growth from a young girl into sayuri, the legendary geisha, who captivates the most powerful men of the day, but is haunted by her love for the one man she cannot have… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/03/2008
I just love the Memoirs of a Geisha movie and i want to own it. The whole of the movie was really interesting!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/02/2006 by Timix1 (33 reviews written)
Like the Japanese hostess of its title, this movie is beautiful to look at but keeps you at arms' length. The three lead actresses - especially Gong Li as the selfish, bitter Hotsumomo - are a pleasure to watch, and the sumptuous sets and costumes help create a unique world that is completely alien to most of us Westerners. That being said, the movie version skimps on much of the intricate details of the geisha lifestyle that Arthur Golden's book expertly fleshes out. Also, lead character… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/02/2006 by bahjan (5 reviews written)
Memoirs of a Geisha is indeed, as many have said, a cherry-blossom laden Westernised vision of Japan - with the most schmaltzy Hollywood ending since Doris Day and Rock Hudson rode off into the the sunset - (and I think the joke was on us, dear reader!)
As a non-Japanese with an interest in the culture, I found several inaccuracies; although trivial on their own, cumulatively eroded my enjoyment of the whole. Before I saw the film, I was willing to overlook the use of so many non-Japanese… Read Full Review