Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)

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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)

Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
USA
Japan
IMDb   6 /10
TheMovieDb    5.5 /10
RottenTomatoes
TV.com
FilmAffinity   5.1 /10
Creators
Director Hans Canosa
Writer Gabrielle Zevin
Information
Release Date2010-03-26
Runtime2h 4min
GenreDrama, Romance
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyDot Dot Dot Films, Toei Company, Kinoshita Management
CountryUSA, Japan
LanguageEnglish, Japanese
Naomi Sukuseas Naomi Sukuse
Yûji Miwaas Yûji Miwa
Mirai Hasegawaas Mirai Hasegawa
Ace Zuckermanas Ace Zuckerman
Anri Chomentowska
Anri Chomentowska
Studentas Student
Alice Leedsas Alice Leeds
Kylee
Kylee
Winnieas Winnie
Mrs. Hasegawaas Mrs. Hasegawa
Risa Arisaas Risa Arisa
Gorô Sukuseas Gorô Sukuse
Cameron Duncan
Cameron Duncan
Guildensternas Guildenstern
Matsumi Fuku
Matsumi Fuku
Lunch Ladyas Lunch Lady
Loic Garnier
Loic Garnier
French Teacheras French Teacher
Yukiko Hattori
Yukiko Hattori
Yûji's Motheras Yûji's Mother
Shinya Himeda
Shinya Himeda
Emergency Staff Bas Emergency Staff B
Casper Johansson
Casper Johansson
English Class Romeoas English Class Romeo…
Yoriko Kamimura
Yoriko Kamimura
Ms. Ishibashias Ms. Ishibashi

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (Japanese: 誰かが私にキスをした, Hepburn: Dareka ga watashi ni kiss wo shita, lit. 'Someone Kissed Me') is a 2010 teen drama film directed by Hans Canosa, based on the 2007 young adult novel of the same name by Gabrielle Zevin. The film stars Japanese actress Maki Horikita, Japanese actors Kenichi Matsuyama and Yuya Tegoshi, and American actor Anton Yelchin.


Cast

  • Maki Horikita as Naomi Sukuse
  • Yuya Tegoshi as Mirai Hasegawa
  • Kenichi Matsuyama as Yuji Miwa
  • Anton Yelchin as Ace Zuckerman
  • Emma Roberts as Alice Leeds
  • Misa Shimizu as Mrs. Hasegawa
  • Atsuro Watabe as Goro Sukuse
  • Kylee as Winnie
  • Reira as Ace's New Girlfriend
  • Julia Sniegowski as Brianna
  • Arthur Rempel as Robert Sutton
  • Haruki Kimura as Bailey Plotkin
  • Ai Ozaki as Yu Arisa
  • Ian Moore as Mr. Weir
  • Karen Kirishima as Risa Arisa
  • Mirei Kiritani as Yumi
  • Yukiko Hattori as Yuji's Mother
  • David Neale as Dr. Pillar
  • Yui Ozaki as Eri Arisa
  • Yoriko Kamimura as Ms. Ishibashi
  • Michelle Take as Mrs. Tarkington

Production

On 24 November 2008, it was announced that a film was to be produced that involved both American and Japanese actors and staff, with Maki Horikita and Kenichi Matsuyama in the lead roles. The director of the film was Hans Canosa, who had been active in American films. The script was written by Gabrielle Zevin, the author of the novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, on which the film was based on. When the film was announced, it was given the working title of Lost Memories. Filming began on 26 November 2008 and ended in early January 2009.

The film was originally planned to be shot and produced in the United States. However, the director decided that it would be better to make the film in Japan where the cultural aspects of the setting would enrich the story. Therefore, he took the project to the Japanese film companies after which production began. The high school setting in the original story was changed to an international school for the film, and apart from the staff and cast, everything concerned with filming the film used Japanese methods. This meant that the film contained approximately a quarter of the English conversation as was in the original story.


Release

The release date for the film was not disclosed for a long time following the announcement that it was to be produced. However, it was officially announced on 11 October 2009 that the film would open in March 2010. At the same time as the announcement, the title of the film was changed from Lost Memories to Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac.

When it opened at 247 cinemas screens throughout Japan, it was listed as 10th on the Japanese box office rankings (according to Kogyo Tsushinsha) for the first two days between 27 and 28 March 2010 and made 48,909,800 yen with 8,598 people attending the film.


External links

  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac at IMDb