Yuriko (2015) – By Loida D Garcia

“Three friends, Bruce, Ken and Jack gather for the evening, Bruce has just travelled home from Japan bringing them gifts. Bruce also had in his possession, the diary of a young girl named Yuriko…”

Now imagine yourself right there with the boys just catching up and cracking some jokes.  The night isn’t getting any younger and you’re all getting rather curious about this dairy.  What do you do?  Well, if you’re anything like these three young men you decide to read said dairy without any hesitation.  What could go wrong, right?  

This is the fatal mistake that all three make, for you see, some things are not meant to be read.  A diary is a private place not meant for others entertainment.

Yuriko as a film does a fantastic job of bringing us into its story with the use of very minimal sets and props.  Don’t let this fool you though.  This film is top quality in every aspect.  Had I not been informed that Yuriko was a student film I would have never guessed it to be one.  Even the actors in this film were absolutely amazing and had their characters down to a “T”.  Being that it is only a short 11 minutes and 42 seconds I don’t want to give too much away.  I highly recommend that you carve out those shy of 12 minutes from your day and make your way over to YouTube to watch Yuriko.

My Personal Review:

Rating Scale:  Movie Theatre, Redbox Rental, or Skip It — Movie Theatre

Cheese Factor:  Vegan (no cheese), Taleggio, Limburger, Stinking Bishop — Taleggio