Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World (2004) poster
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Ritsuko discovers an old cassette tape, while packing her things to move into a new apartment. She listens to the tape and hears the voice of a frail girl saying "I'm so afraid of tomorrow that I can't fall asleep. I think I'm going to die soon." Soon after, Ritsuko leaves a sparse note for her fiance Saku, "I'm going away for a while. Don't worry about me. - Ritsuko." During this time a Typhoon is approaching Japan and Saku watches the news at his friends bar. He spots his fiance walking in the background of a news report at the airport. He knows Ritsuko is going to her home town of Shikoku and Saku decides to go back there as well, the place where he grew up and first met Ritsuko and the girl on the tape. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Русский
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 8, 2004
  • Duration: 2 hr. 18 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 578 users)
  • Ranked: #5822
  • Popularity: #6151
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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J Overland
12 people found this review helpful
Feb 1, 2015
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Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5
I decided to watch ''Crying Out Love, In The Center of the World'' without knowing too much about it, and it surprised me a lot, because it's a fantastic film.

The story is completely beautiful. Yes, it's very sad, but it's a fantastic story. Many people say this film is too slow, but I didn´t think so. In my opinion, the pace was perfect for this story.

The acting was great. Mirai Moriyama and Masami Nagasawa were fantastic, especially Masami. Ko Shibasaki was very good too, but she has a rather small role in the film. Takao Osawa was the weakest one, but he was very good too.

The music was quite simple, but it fitted the story and the tone of the film perfectly. The song at the end credits was beautiful.

I also have to mention the cinematography. It was gorgeous.

To sum up, ''Crying Out Love, In The Center of the World'' is a beautiful but sad film about first loves and how those have in an influence in our lives, even when we grow up. I'll definitely watch it again soon.

P.S. The book the film is based on, which is titled ''Socrates in Love'', is even better. I really recommend it.

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Yabbe
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 19, 2012
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Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Hm, what was it? Music? Story? Cast? Ah, what was it?! Something...fell short during the movie. For some reason I didn't get emotionally attached to the characters, which is odd for a romance movie. Usually you root for the characters and cry when they cry and laugh when they laugh. However that didn't happen here. I wish I could figure out why! Overall the acting was amazing, the story was decent (though it did drag from time to time), and the music was unremarkable. To be completely honest I don't recommend this movie. I feel like I wasted 2 hours of my day. Oh well. It was worth a shot.

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  • Movie: Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 8, 2004
  • Duration: 2 hr. 18 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 578 users)
  • Ranked: #5822
  • Popularity: #6151
  • Watchers: 1,605

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