Halfway (2009)

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A young couple start dating, but their happy days are interrupted by a single fact: she is planning to apply for a local university but he is not. The girl pleads with her boyfriend not to go away and he starts to think over the priorities in his life.

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Dec 27, 2014
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
"Halfway" for me was disappointing. Story had a lot of potential but they somehow made it very slow-paced, I dunno what happened. This was supposed to portray the shyness of a teenager in love?
Hiro finds out her new love Shu will be going away to college in Tokyo. She asks him not to go. And you don't need to know the rest because it's so boring. I really wouldn't recommend this read more movie...Unless you're bored to death so you wanna watch something.
I'm usually a fan of these simple Japanese films, where nothing extraordinary happens and it's all about the emotions but the lead female character was extremely annoying.
Cinematography was bad (the hand held camera), but I don't wanna waste my time on that. I wanna talk about cast.Cast was superb: Okada Masaki and Narimiya Hiroki kinda saved this movie. Their acting was great.
Music was okay too.
But, for me, there's no rewatch value. Yes, I wouldn't watch it again because I think it's a waste of time. There are a lot of better movies with a lot of emotions and good screenplay. About innocent love...Cheesy relationship. Let's go~
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Dec 27, 2012
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
This story is about two high schoolers who started dating during their senior year. It's a decision making year for them as to what they want to do after school. If they choose to go to university, where shall they go? In this case, both of them decided where they want to go...it just turns out not to be the same place. Hiro, she is mad that Shu picked Wasada University which read more is in Tokyo and SO far away from where she wants to go. The relationship seems to go downhill from that...since she starts to bicker at him about changing his choice. And when he does, she doesn't know what to do next.

This is a typical situation most of us face during high school as a couple.

Anyway, I found the leading lady to be quite selfish and annoying..she just wasn't thinking about Shu to see if he was happy or not. Though she did realize it later. She was easily jealous and VERY clingy girlfriend. I felt so sorry for Shu when she treated him like that.

My main motivation for watching this movie was Narimiya Hiroki. I was disappointed since he had such a small role in it.

And I didn't like the camera work in the movie at all.
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    Rahma Jun 20, 2015

    boring as hell --

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    MaHa May 10, 2015

    a story of an overly attached girlfriend.. that's all..

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    sylwia Mar 24, 2015 - edited

    it was boring but otherwise not too bad. yea she was annoying how she reacted to him going to Tokyo but at that age teenagers behave like everything is the end of the world for them. Same thing happened to my older brother and his girlfriend when he chose a prestigious uni that was far from home. but my bro put his foot down and wasn't swayed by her whining, in the end it worked out well

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    Simplifica Mar 16, 2015

    so low rating, why? :XD:

    oh, whatever... maybe realistic dialog, realistic plot, realistic chemistry dont appeal anyone anymore

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    Simplifica Mar 16, 2015

    so low rating, why? :XD:

    oh, whatever... maybe realistic dialog, realistic plot, realistic chemistry dont appeal anyone anymore

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    Lhuna-chan Feb 14, 2015

    One of those movies that either gets you bored or makes you thoughtful. All depends on one's mood and point in life actually.

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    Miki-chaan Dec 4, 2014

    Watched it for Masaki, but the movie is a waste of time :/

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    MaihimeSama Sep 22, 2014

    It feels like 50% of this movie was cycling.
    Tbh I really couldn't stand the lead female. I know all too well that it's realistic but still...

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    Meli Apr 27, 2014

    This is such a slow movie! I watched it for Hiroki but honestly, I didn't find any redeeming value in this movie.

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    Miow Feb 6, 2014

    one of the must annoying movie ever

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    lontongstroong Aug 27, 2013

    As expected, some people may have been offended because this movie is far too realistic

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    niQx Mar 18, 2013
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    ChelseaRT Dec 27, 2012

    Why is the poster in Korean?? :/

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    khat_chan Oct 4, 2012

    the girl here is unpredictable...

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    Aiko Jul 24, 2012

    Female lead was a bit annoying and plot was simple. I'm glad I watched this movie because of male lead. He was sooo cute. I don't know... When I was watching him I only wanted to hug him. He's so cute and fetching.


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    Feb 21, 2009
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    1 hr. 25 min.


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    6.3 (scored by 410 users)
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