Initiation Love (Blu-ray release 2015-12-2) is a romance movie adapted from a Japanese novel.  A fat man with low self esteem meets a pretty woman, who befriends him and they begin to have a romantic relationship.  She suggests him to learning driving, buy a car, book a hotel room on Christmas eve, and lose weight.  Everything goes perfectly well until the second part of the movie, when another attractive woman shows up.

This movie is brilliant not because of the romance – which I feel is insincere right from the beginning, but at least the first half of the movie is pleasant to watch with some comedy.  The smartest thing it achieves is how it is structured to form the ending twist.  It reminds me of the Japanese classic Love Letter (1995), which I feel is superior to this as a romance movie.

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