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2006年の映画『タイヨウのうた』がリメイクされたようでアメリカで今週末公開のようです。病気のことを言わずに付き合っていることを心配してお父さんが娘である主人公に語っている場面でnot comfortableが使われています。

I’m not comfortable with him not knowing.
I’m going to. I just need a little longer being someone more than just a disease.

望ましくないことをやんわりと伝えるのに便利な表現ですね。まあ、この映画を取り上げた理由はcomfortableの使い方を紹介したかっただけなのですが、日本の映画が原作であることはBased on a 2006 Japanese filmのように表現されています。

Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie (Thorne), a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger) and they embark on a summer romance. A September shooting start is planned.

色素性乾皮症(しきそせいかんぴしょう、xeroderma pigmentosum)は常染色体劣性遺伝性の光線過敏性皮膚疾患である(Wikipedia)と日本語で説明されても難しいですよね。英語でも同じことで分かりやすく言い換えられています。

A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight

a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly

a rare genetic condition that gives her extreme sensitivity to sunlight

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Xeroderma pigmentosum, which is commonly known as XP, is an inherited condition characterized by an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. This condition mostly affects the eyes and areas of skin exposed to the sun. Some affected individuals also have problems involving the nervous system.


Youtubeの公式チャンネルでもromantic tearjerkerとお涙頂戴ものであると書いていました。

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Midnight Sun is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight.  Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar.  One night, her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she’s secretly watched from her bedroom window for years.  As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows and she’s presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.



アラフォーのオヤジとしてはcheesy teen romanceと書いている次の記事に共感してしまうんですが、こういうジャンルではNicholas Sparksものがすぐに思い浮かぶようです。

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 by Ben Pearson

I suppose every generation needs its own cheesy teen romance, but with apologies to everyone involved with Midnight Sun, I have to believe there are better options out there for today’s kids than this.

別の記事ではcheesy chick-flickではなくてpure love storyと弁護していましたが。。。

What I thought would be another cheesy chick-flick, turned out to be a pure love story that was exciting to watch. Midnight Sun will be released March 23.

日本では5月に公開されるそうです。
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