'Like Someone in Love' is a little too lightweight
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's story follows a young student who works as an escort.
The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has lately been making movies away from home, in Tuscany for â€śCertified Copyâ€ť and now in Tokyo for â€śLike Someone in Love.â€ť Itâ€™s tempting to say that his non-Iranian movies are more free-floating than the home-grown stuff, but, in fact, they are all of a piece: existential essays on outsider existence. Which is not to say that all the films are equally as good.
Despite its visual felicities, â€śLike Someone in Loveâ€ť â€“ about a young student (Rin Takanashi) who works nights as a high-class escort and gets entangled with both her rabidly possessive boyfriend (Ryo Kase) and a kindly professor-client (Tadashi Okuno) â€“ is so free-floating that it floats away. Grade: B- (Unrated.)