I Just Wanna Hug You

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  • Movie: I Just Wanna Hug You (English title)
  • Romaji: Dakishimetai - Shinjitsu No Monogatari
  • Japanese: 抱きしめたい ―真実の物語―
  • Director: Akihiko Shiota
  • Writer: Akihiko Shiota, Hiroshi Saito
  • Producer: Hideki Tashiro, Atsuyuki Shimoda, Tamako Tsujimoto
  • Cinematographer: Tokusho Kikumura
  • Release Date: February 1, 2014
  • Runtime: 122 min.
  • Genre: Romance / Based on True Story / Disability
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Tsukasa (Keiko Kitagawa) got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the aftereffects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. Nevertheless, she tries to live life to the fullest. Tsukasa then falls in love with taxi driver Masaki (Ryo Nishikido), who likes playing basketball. Even though they have various difficulties, they try to make a happy family together, but they encounter another serious situation.

Notes

  1. Filming beging February 12, 2013 in the suburbs of Kanto and finishes late March, 2013.
  2. Movie is based on a true story. Japanese broadcasting station TBS air a documentary on the couple on July 3, 2011 (http://www.tbs.co.jp/houtama/last/110703.html).

Cast

Dakishimetai-Keiko Kitagawa.jpg Dakishimetai-Ryo Nishikido.jpg Dakishimetai-Yusuke Kamiji.jpg Dakishimetai-Takumi Saito.jpg Dakishimetai-Aya Hirayama.jpg
Keiko Kitagawa Ryo Nishikido Yusuke Kamiji Takumi Saito Aya Hirayama
Tsukasa Yamamoto Masaki Koyanagi Tonden Sonomura Natsumi
Dakishimetai-Eriko Sato.jpg Dakishimetai-Megumi Sato.jpg Dakishimetai-Masataka Kubota.jpg Dakishimetai-Jimon Terakado.jpg Dakishimetai-Kazue Tsunogae.jpg
Eriko Sato Megumi Sato Masataka Kubota Jimon Terakado Kazue Tsunogae
Junpei Masaki Koyanagi's mom
Dakishimetai-Jun Kunimura.jpg Dakishimetai-Jun Fubuki.jpg
Jun Kunimura Jun Fubuki
Takeo Koyanagi (Masaki's dad) Tsukasa Yamamoto's mom

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Ki I also watched this on a flight (Detroit to Seoul via Delta). I did watch a couple of films before this movie, because The English title "I Just Wanna Hug You" really did nothing for me. After running out of films to watch I decided to give this one a try. I came away really impressed with the film! Even more impressive is that the film is based on a true story. A lot of films in this type of genre come off as cheesy, but this film felt so genuine. Keiko Kitagawa & Ryo Nishikido did really nice jobs making their characters more touching, without overacting. A film that I think you could compare "I Just Wanna Hug You" is with "Josee, Tiger and the Fish," except the male characters took different routes by the end of each respective film. If you do get the chance to watch this movie, don't let the bleh English title scare you away.

RINI I saw this movie on my flight from Jakarta to Aceh. I love this movie, good one. I just found out that this based on a true story .. Worth watching. Love Ryo and Keiko :)

RINI I saw this movie already on my flight back to Surabaya. I just found out that this based on a true story. Good movie, I love it. Love Ryo Nishikido

Brian Singapore This is the best movie of the year 2014! I was so moved by the truth story and even watch the documentary! Treasure what you have cause life if a gift and it could be gone just in second and for all the driver in the world include me, Please drive carefully and responsibly!

ni gonna watch this for sure... Keiko-chan n_n

muhammad xaka awesome, can't wait for it

WOW! AWESOME! Can`t wait for it!

yay! I literally CANNOT WAIT.

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