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Space Brothers (2012)

Uchû kyôdai (original title)
As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be astronauts and meet each other in space. Years later, the older one has recently lost his job when he remembers that childhood's dream his younger brother is so close to fulfilling.

Director:

Yoshitaka Mori

Writers:

Chûya Koyama (manga), Mika Ohmori (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Buzz Aldrin ... Buzz Aldrin
Shun Oguri ... Mutta Namba
Kumiko Asô ... Serika Ito
Masaki Okada ... Hibito Namba
Gregory Pekar ... Captain Freddy Saturn
Hirofumi Arai ... Yamato Mizoguchi
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Tadashi Hoshika
Nickolas Wolf ... Baseball Game Crowd
Lucas Martin ... Boy at Kennedy Space Center
Chad Mullane ... Raleigh Cuomo
Gaku Hamada ... Yasushi Furuya
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Tettaro Tsurumi
Richard E. Wilson ... (as Richard Wilson)
Hiroshi Tsuchida Hiroshi Tsuchida
Mike Guzman Mike Guzman ... Spectator
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Storyline

One night, as children, Mutta and Hibito saw what they thought was an UFO passing close to the Moon. Becoming fascinated by space, they promised each other they'd be astronauts and that one day they'd meet in outer space. Years later, Hibito, the younger brother, has been selected as the first Japanese astronaut that will participate in a mission to the Moon. Meanwhile Mutta, the older one, had given up on those dreams and has recently lost his job as a car designer. It's then that he receives a call from his brother who asks him to remember that one night of their childhood and their promise. Written by Dama del Puente

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Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 May 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,706,339
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Color:

Color
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Loved It!
22 May 2016 | by baharukaSee all my reviews

Space Brothers surprised me positively. It's thrilling as a space movie should be, the story is better than similar movies, and the acting is pretty good. It begins with two kids finding a hobby they love and explores where a dream or lack of it can take people to.

Shun Oguri is great as the older brother. It's fun to watch him change gears between childish, thoughtful, miserable, and satisfied. He's surprisingly good at portraying a wide range of emotions in a single character and shines in a couple of dramatic scenes. There's this shampoo scene of his character that made me seriously laugh, which was a first for me in a space movie. Masaka Okada plays the younger brother and thankfully, he pulled off this one critical moment in the movie: If the most dramatic space moment in a space movie is bland, then that movie is over for me! This wasn't the case.

Space Brothers has a slightly different pace and sense than similar movies and I liked that. It has small faults but the brothers theme worked well and it's a good watch!


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