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Summer Wars (2009)

Samâ uôzu (original title)
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A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kenji Koiso (voice)
... Natsuki Shinohara (voice)
... Kazuma Ikezawa (voice)
Takahiro Yokokawa ... Takashi Sakuma (voice)
Mieko Nobusawa ... Mariko Jin'nôchi (voice)
Mutsumi Sasaki ... Kazuo Shinohara (voice)
Takashi Kobayashi ... Tasuke Jin'nôchi (voice)
Yôji Tanaka ... Yorihiko Jin'nôchi (voice)
Kiyomi Tanigawa ... Yukiko Shinohara (voice)
Hashiya Nakamura ... Kunihiko Jin'nôchi (voice)
... Rika Jin'nôchi (voice)
Kaori Yamagata ... Naomi Miwa (voice)
Takuya Kirimoto ... Ri'ichi Jin'nôchi (voice)
Mitsutaka Itakura ... Katsuhiko Jin'nôchi (voice)
Tagame Tamura ... Kiyomi Ikezawa (voice)
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Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, agrees to take a summer job at the Nagano hometown of his crush, Natuski. When he arrives, he finds that her family have reunited to celebrate the 90th birthday of the family matriarch. His job is to pretend to be Natsuki's fiancé. Meanwhile, his attempt to solve a mathematical equation causes a parallel world's collision with earth. Written by Chris Evans

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Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive content, language, mild thematic material and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,412, 26 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,182, 6 February 2011
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Warner Brothers originally considered localizing the film themselves before licensing it off to FUNimation Entertainment. See more »

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Sakae Jinnouchi: Never turn your back on family, even when they hurt you. Never let life get the better of you. And if you remember nothing else, remember to find time to eat together as a family. Even when times are rough; especially when times are rough. There's no lack of painful things in this world, but hunger and loneliness must surely be two of the worst.Thanks to you, my precious family, I didn't know a moment of either of those the last ninety years.
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Bokura no natsu no yume
Written and Performed by Tatsurô Yamashita
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lovely movie

Summer Wars does a wonderful job of combining touching human Japanese animation with weird monster-fighting stuff. The former is the frame of the movie in which a young man finds himself caught in a friend's family drama involving a really cool old lady and a snarky black sheep. The latter involves a facebook-meets-second-life-meets-everything-else-on- the-internet entity that gets hacked. The two sections are beautifully integrated into a single, fantastic movie.

There are criticisms I could make if I really wanted to. The technology really makes no sense at all, and some remarkable idiocy has to happen in the real world to worsen things in the virtual one. But none of that bothered me, because the characters feel real and the animation in both worlds is absolutely gorgeous.


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