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Halfway (2009)
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In this high school romance Hiro is dismayed to learn her new love Shu will be going away to college in Tokyo. She asks him not to go.

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In this high school romance Hiro is dismayed to learn her new love Shu will be going away to college in Tokyo. She asks him not to go.

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16 December 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

"Halfway" for me was disappointing. I am a fan of these simple, slow-paced Japanese films, where nothing extraordinary happens and it's all about the emotions and the landscape, but this time it wasn't enough. The lead female character was extremely annoying. The only way she communicated with her boyfriend was hitting him, pulling his scarf, ordering him around etc... This was supposed to portray the shyness/awkwardness of a teenager in love? It was not sweet, it was obnoxious and stupid. I think Masaki Okada did a good job as the male lead, he was much more believable. But overall we didn't have the chance to get to know anything about the characters or their relationship. So it just looked out of place and boring. The cinematography was good, with the landscape shots and the hand held camera... but for a beautiful film about innocent love and enjoying the simple things in life I would suggest "Tennen kokekkô" (also with Masaki Okada). Much better use of your time than this one.


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