Maeda Atsuko of the pop idol group AKB48 stars as Kawashima Minami, a girl who becomes the manager of a high school baseball team for her best friend who has fallen ill. Looking for guidance, she goes to the book store and mistakenly buys "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices", written by the late management consultant, Peter Drucker. Although the book isn't specifically about baseball, Kawashima takes Drucker's management philosophies to heart, carefully utilizing them in an attempt to transform her players from a group of unmotivated underachievers into a real team with a legitimate chance to reach the annual championship tournament at Koshien Stadium. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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This is the first role of Atsuko Maeda that i seen since Q10 and i have to say that she has improved a lot. Plus she has got much prettier.
I have been a fan of Haruna Kawaguichi since i saw her performance in detective vs detectives and though this film was before then Haruna's performance here is still impressive.
Music was pretty good but got much better near the end when the music club and cheer club joins in.
Overall i loved this movie because in addition to great acting and story it also reinforces the lesson that with teamwork and support you will be able to achieve your dreams someday.
Minami Minegishi i know from AKB48 but she is also a surprisingly good actress. Here she delivered her lines perfectly though her facial expressions could use some work.
The overall story i found to be really good and heartwarming and especially near the end where nearly the whole school ends up helping the team. That was a great scene and seeing each of the different clubs working together to help them is hearwarming.
The final match was well played and it was nice to see the team that was ranked so low to actually be able to win the title.