Last time- well in fact, pretty much every time- I've reviewed a romance film it's been about high school or university students. However, as it says in the trailer (’おとなのためのラブストーリー’）'Otonari'/ ‘おとな り’ is a film about adults falling in love and it is a love story for adults. Those kinds of films seem quite rare in Japan but I've got to say that just that difference made it a lot more intriguing and gave it a sense of reality lost in many other romances.
What's even more unconventional about 'otona ri' is that the two leads don't actually meet until the end of the film and so the story doesn't just revolve around them being together. Rather it shows the ups and downs of their daily lives and puts more emphasis on the other relationships they have; with their friends, coworkers and other love interests. The male lead is Nojima Satoshi who works as a fashion photographer, but who really wants to take landscape photos. His good friend and the male model who helped kickstart his career, Shingo, suddenly disappears one day leaving him and Shingo's pregnant girlfriend wondering whether Nojima's desire to take photos of places rather than Shingo hurt his feelings.