Get out your handkerchiefs. This ia a world-class tear-jerker. Sometimes it goes over the line, sometimes it’s right to the brink. I tittered a few times, but I was moved at times also. If there is such a thing as a chick flick, this would be one of those. But there isn’t, right?
Let me say it another way. This is aimed at a very specific audience, and it will click (rhymes with chick) with that audience. The story takes as its starting point the balance between love and career. Yutaka is poised to marry into the family that owns the airline he works for. This would obviously put him in a position to become head of the company someday. On a corporate merger mission to Bangkok he is seduced by a beautiful, rich divorcee and carries on an affair with her right up until he leaves to marry the woman that is the safe choice.
But he never forgets Toko and thinks of her often. Later in life he finds his dreams have not been fulfilled although he has risen to where he had aimed.
Visually perfect but verges on melodrama too often to have wider appeal.