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Because of her last name "Kumada" (bear + rice paddy) and her appearance, Misa's high school classmates call her "Pooh" disparagingly. She obviously has no friends and can only let down her guard around her pet parrot and the goldfish in the science room at school. But then she finds herself quickly becoming best friends with Izumi, a cute and popular classmate. Although somewhat puzzled by Izumi's interest in her, Misa is excited about having a friend for the first time ever. But Izumi's initial angelic demeanor gradually transforms into a demonic one.

Starring:
Izumi Okamura, Mimpi*?
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 34 minutes
Starring Izumi Okamura, Mimpi*?, Isao Nakazawa, Gota Ishida, Ayumi Seko
Director Ryohei Watanabe
Genres Comedy
Studio Fusion Media Sales
Rental release 24 March 2014
Main languages Japanese
Subtitles English

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rob Simpson on 18 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
Directed by a 24 year old, you don't get to say that often without following it up with something hurtful about the director trying to be too much too soon in their career. Its super refreshing that this is far from the case in Shady. This is a story of friendship between two teenage girls, and it's brilliantly observed with that. Well, I assume it's brilliantly observed, I haven't actually been a teenage girl before to confirm one way or another. So that is just an assumption from its naturalistic presentation and the two unknown girls in the lead roles. Not a lot happens during the friendship phase, that's okay, characterization as story is a long lasting tradition in Japan. Just watching these two girls grow past the bullying they are victim to day in day out shows great storytelling chops from the young director - Ryohei Watanabe. Then a twist, not going to reveal how and what happens, needless to say the naturalistic vibe works wonders for this dark tale of teenage friendship gone complete awry. Maybe the last minute revelation is unnecessary and production values in the violence aren't the best, nonetheless Shady is a excellent debut feature from a young director with a huge talent. Brilliant debut film from a young director.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 May 2014
Format: DVD
Misa's last name means `bear' in Japanese and so she is derogatively called `Pooh'. She has no friends is considered ugly and gets bullied at school by the `cooler' kids. She can only talk to her budgie and the school fish. Then one day a super cool girl, Izumi, goes out of her way to befriend her and she thinks all her Christmases have come at once.

Soon they are doing everything together and Izumi is being increasingly controlling but it could all be just a girl thing. Then Izumi starts to let the straight laced Misa see more of her real life and she is far from being a girl made of `sugar and spice and all things nice'. Add to that the disappearance of another girl from the same school and an incompetent maths teacher who they openly call `pervert' and you have quite a potent mix for something that is going to be fairly off the beaten track for `coming out' tales. Misa says at one point `the lies I say are to protect myself' but sometimes lies are not enough.

Directed by newcomer Ryokei Watanabe this is a very entertaining and original film, it has been described as a comedy but I feel this is much more a thriller and I didn't get close to laughing - if it is comedic it is on the very dark side. One for World cinema fans that I can easily recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By blah^^ on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Love it ! another great movie from Thirdwindow Films, the other 2 reviewers talkt already plenty about the story.
If you are a fan of thirdwindow films , japanese thriller / horror movies i highly recommend you grab a copy !
This young director does a awesome job here, and you will want to rewatch this movie right the moment after you finish it !

(watch the credits as well, there is a little movie after that.)
DVD contains plenty of interviews that are really interessting !
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