Considered a table tennis prodigy, little Tamako Tomita received strict lessons during her childhood, until her mother's death. Living an ordinary life, she is now a 28 years old office lady. Her boyfriend Akihiko Ejima, a member of the table tennis club at the same company, dumps Tamako for new employee and club member Airi Ogasawara. Devastated, Tamako goes back to her hometown only to find the table tennis club run by her late mother looking moribund. There, she meets Hisashi Hagiwara, a new member who was dumped by his wife and daughter. To get revenge on her ex-boyfriend and to help revive the club, Tamako decides to team up with Hisashi and take part in a mixed doubles table tennis tournament.
Cast & Credits
Characters and the acting are also pretty great in Mix. The main characters in the movie are the MC Tamako, secondary MC Hisashi and antagonist Ejima. Each character is well developed and acted, though I will say Ejima could have been given a little more screen time to flesh out something in particular that he did, but it's not that big of a deal. Also noteworthy is that most of the characters in this movie felt like real people, with real problems and personalities, and I think that this is one of the biggest accomplishments that Mix, a movie essentially about life, could achieve.
The most impressive acting that came from this movie had to be from Yui Aragaki, the actor that played Tamako. Her performance was captivating, and made me instantly check her filmography after the movie, and luckily for me I haven't yet seen her in anything else. The side MC, Hisashi (Beardie), played by Eita was also pretty good in this, but i've seen a few of his other roles so I kind of expected as much. I would be remiss if I didn't give props to the side cast also, because they too held up their weight, honestly I couldn't notice a weak link at all.
Now for the music. First off I will admit I can't remember specific tracks, but I recall at the time saying to myself how fitting the music was on a few occasions. I can say for certain however that the music was important in bringing life to scenes through different varied sounds, similarly to how the various themes add to the somewhat simple premise.
It doesn't matter if you're not a fan of table tennis, check out this movie!
The story is Great and it's seasoned with a lil bit of romance that gives it an extra sweet flavor
The characters are great i really liked them and this is my first movie of them and by the way the actress won an award of best actress for her role
as for the music i didn't really pay it that much of attention while watching it so i searched for it and this is the track if someone want to listen to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWlNlWEDjG8 it's light and sweet
I recommend watching this movie ^_^