25 November 2015

A Short Distance Relationship Movie Review

Title: A Short Distance Relationship
AKA: Close Range Love
Genre: Romance, School
Origin: Japan
Release Date: October 11, 2014
Cast: Tomohisa Yamashita, Nana Komatsu, Asami Mizukawa, Nozomu Kotaki, Mizuki Yamamoto, Hirofumi Arai

Kururugi Yuni (Nana Komatsu) was an expressionless high school prodigy. Her grades were all top-notch except English. Her class English teacher, Haruka Sakurai (Tomohisa Yamashita) appointed himself to become her private tutor. The guardian of Yuni and school's mathematics teacher, Kazuma Akechi (Arai Hirofumi), noticed Yuni had become emotionally unstable, so he decided to cancel the tutoring. With the help of her best friend, Nanami Kikuko (Mizuki Yamamoto), she realized that she was now in love with Sakurai who was admired by every girl in school, But every time she tried to confess in words, it always fail.

I forgot how good and charismatic Yamashita is. I liked the movie, it was a little slow throughout, and it have got a weird vibe over it. I’m not a big fan of teacher-student relationsships, but this was kind of cute, and it seemed like an adult romance even though she was a student. I didn’t mind the slow pace in the beginning since we get the small details and it’s really relaxing. Japanese movies are really so simple and so slow paced, I really can’t get used to it, however this one is really on the edge, it gives you as much to keep you hooked. All in all an okay movie.

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥½ / 3½ out of 5 hearts

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