It is a movie that Abe for the first time played a leading role and the last movie that Ueki Hitoshi, the late great actor in Japan, appeared. Drawing over a million audiences and getting over two billions yen, the film was shown over USA in 2008. That means the movie was a great hit.
Though it is a comedy, the film raises some questions about Kyoto. Kudo Kankuro, however, did not go to Kyoto for writing this story...
Funny is love affair troubles caused by a couple consisted of Onizuka and his girl played by Shibasaki Kou. Can’t watch the film feeling fear about the love or the attachment of her. (^_^);/
By the way, Yumekawa-cho in the movie is a fictional place name. With watching the film, charms and questions of Kyoto will be conveyed to you.