TungHeeLo’s review published on Letterboxd:
Vital is one of those movies where you can't tell which memories are real or not. I like to imagine Takagi, our protagonist with nothing going on that works, knew most those memories of his were fake but kept imagining them to immortalize his love he can't remember forever.
An aspect I like is how his obsession with Ryoko keeps him from having a new relationship. His inability to move on's affecting his new life. All over someone he can't truly even remember.
It's a rather beautiful film. It does have a slowish start but once it gets going it's great. It also has a unique and fantastic portrayal of a car crash. Not a favorite of mine from Shinya Tsukamoto but it's great to see how his lesser-known movies are great. Recommended.