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  • Movie: Blue Spring
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2001
  • Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 439 users)
  • Ranked: #1407
  • Popularity: #2813
  • Watchers: 932

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It is based on a manga by Taiyo Matsumoto. It tells the story of seven students in an underperforming high school, as they complete their education and decide on the options available to them afterwards. The Japanese title can be translated as "blue spring", or as "inexperienced years", i.e., teenage. Add Synopsis In Spanish

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2001
  • Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 439 users)
  • Ranked: #1407
  • Popularity: #2813
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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8 people found this review helpful
Sep 2, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Before you decide to watch "Blue Spring",you should know it's not your typical troubled school kids movie.It's a deep,realistic and shocking glimpse in the hearts of those with no future or hope.

Story: The plot is pretty simple,or so it seems at first.A bunch of bored teenage delinquents playing a life-risking game in order to prove their courage.But,of course it's not just that.Behind the "clapping game" hides the desire of the students to prevail over their classmates,to gain a place in that depressing,cruel reality,showing us how fearful power can be and the dreadful consequences of it.In contrast to this,we are also shown the strange and fragile friendship amongst the boys,their doubts and decisions for their lives.It may be slow-paced at some parts but it's ideal for creating the atmosphere and our image of the characters.

Acting/Cast: In my opinion,they couldn't have picked better actors for this movie! Matsuda Ryuhei and especially Arai Hirofumi are just perfect for the roles of Kujo and Aoki-they brought to life such complex characters! The rest of the cast were very good too.

Music: The soundtrack truly completed the movie for me."Drop" at the end and also "Akage no Kelly" brings me back many memories of this beautiful movie!

Rewatch Value: This is also a 10/10.Rewatching "Blue Spring" is a must!Especially since many important parts/messages of the movie could be easily missed and you'll be left confused.Going back to study the characters and to understand their way of thinking will help you understand why things turned out the way they did.

Overall: "Blue Spring" is not flawless and there are some things that could be added (such as more background stories about the students)or explained better in order for the viewer to get a complete understanding of the situation.However,this could be the intention of the director-to get us thinking and if that was the case,I have to admit he succeeded for sure!The atmosphere was very fitting and artistic too-I really enjoyed everything.

An excellent movie but definitely NOT for everyone.

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7 people found this review helpful
Feb 5, 2012
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a very deep movie, not everyone will enjoy it. The pace is realtively slow and the atmosphere takes a huge role in the storytelling. It revolves around one of the main concerns of our society. Many people find dreams and have hopes for their lives, but there are those without anything. Just drifting along, nothing to work towards, nothing to do. How do these kids deal with the emptiness that their life is? Can they find something to hold on to? And when do they reach the point where living becomes too much effort?
Overall i feel like the movie is very artistic and accomplishes what it is set out to.

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