Today I had a severe headache. It was perhaps because I was vacantly free today, after busy days of one month. I had not had a free day since the middle of September. So, I stayed at home whole day, relaxed, and watched two Japanese movies on TV.
One movie was a heartwarming comedy, titled "NEKONADE" featuring Ren Osugi. A hard working business man is fascinated by an abandoned kitten and he picks it up. The changes of his expressions from the scenes in the office to the scenes with the kitten are very comical. And the kitten is so-ooo enchanting! I like to hold it and touch its fur!
The other movie was a soft and slow movie, so to speak, "Yawarakai Seikatsu", featuring Terashima Shinobu as a heroine. It is a story of a 35 years old single woman who is suffering from manic-depressive psychosis. After her parents' accidental deaths, she has been often hospitalized and does not work, doing many affairs with men. It is interesting for me when the heroine counts the medicine she takes, for they are very familiar names in the psychiatry clinics. Her cousin is acted by Toyokawa Etsushi, and he is very nice. Tsumabuki Satoshi also appears as a young gangster suffering from depression. I enjoyed the film very much.
People, especially young women, praise the movie, as the heroine represents a woman of the present, who does too much her best and is easy to be hurt. I do not think this evaluation is right. I think this is a story of a woman recovering her health through the relationships with the weak and sensitive men. She always says things frank, and does not show much emotion directly. However, in the last scene, losing her love, she cries loud in the bathtub, naked; I think this scene shows that she at last regains her mental health.
Anyway, I took some painkiller in the evening and have recovered from the headache. Now I am going to take a bath. Such a lazy day, I should sometimes take, in order to keep my health.