Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling in love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.
I kinda waited for this, since I do watch the anime. And it is as slow paced as it's anime counterpart. Best to watch this after watching or doing something that pumps your adrenaline and need to cool down. The story itself is nice but rather plain. If that's not your cup of tea, then I suggest that you avoid this one. The premises of the age-gap romance wasn't, the main theme here. It is more like the steps you take to find your way back. The leads are great. Although I think the side characters are the ones who added the flavour in this movie. Overall, watch this if you want to see the shortened version of the anime or you just need some inspirations.
Can't say that I liked this movie. The story was okay, but it was boring. The romance wasn't so much of a romance really, as the guy was well aware of their age gap and he didn't want to fall for a minor. Also, it was obvious that the girl didn't love him because of who he was, rather, she was attracted to him because she had lost the most important thing in her life: running. So, like I said, the theme was interesting. The presentation of the theme wasn't. Nana is a so so actress for me. She doesn't show a variety of emotions and I find her tiring to watch after a while, as she is passive. But I can't say that her acting is terrible. But she was one of the reasons why this movie was not entertaining. The rest of the performances were really good, especially from the male lead. The ending was nice too.