I Wish I was a Teenage Amnesiac
The Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac has an interesting start. It’s about Naomi (Maki Horikita), a high school girl who suffers from amnesia after an accident in school. She has three boys in her life. There’s Mirai (Yuya Tegoshi) the best friend; Ace (Anton Yelchin) the supposed boyfriend; and Yuji (Kenichi Matsuyama) the mysterious new guy she falls in love with.
I was enjoying Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac until the story focused on Yuji and his problems. The movie dragged from there until the end. Maybe It’s just me and my biased self because I wanted to see Maki all the time.
Speaking of which, Maki Horikita was cute in Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. She’s prettier than Emma Roberts, who played a minor role in the movie. When she cut her hair short, I thought I was watching Hana Kimi again.
I would have definitely avoided Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac if not for Maki Horikita. Well it was not that bad. It did have some good scenes. I liked how she did her film class project and the way they incorporated photos all throughout the movie. But aside from that, I was pretty much bored by it.
After watching Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac I came to the conclusion that I’m not one of the target audiences of the movie. I haven’t read the book by Gabrielle Zevin and I don’t think I’ll be reading it in the near future. I wish I was a teenage amnesiac so that I can forget I saw this movie.
Have you read the Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac? Did you like this movie?