Eita - Gun Shiroyama
Rena Tanaka - Nanami Ayase
Tetsuji Tamayama - Yuji Kobato
Munetaka Aoki - Jiro Kaminuma
Eriko Sato - Erika Kitazawa
Tetta Sugimoto - Tokoaki Miyabe
Jun Kunimura - Masayuki Seto
A struggling town in the Japanese Alps finds itself in a desperate search for tourists to its publicly-run ski resort. Unable to compete with the swank resort on the other side of the mountain, local officials and inn owners have struck upon an idea to offer a wedding-and-ski package, complete with a wedding ceremony at a charming snow chapel they have built on the mountainside. The town welcomes its first customer in the beautiful Nanami Ayase (Rena Tanaka) who has arrived ahead of her fiance so she can learn to ski down the ceremonial “rice shower” slope without falling. The townsfolk’s biggest concern, however, lies with three young down-and-out local skiers who constantly disrupt life in the town with their skiing antics and shady schemes to wring money out of unsuspecting visitors. One of them is Gin Shiroyama, a former world class mogul champ who was the local hero until a terrible spill effectively ended his career. Feeling guilty for the tremendous pressure they placed on him, the townspeople have chosen to leave Gin alone, letting him get away with anything. But they’re quickly running out of patience. When Nanami hires Gin as her skiing instructor, it sets into motion a snowballing chain of events that could change everyone’s future for the better, if it doesn’t bury the town first.
OMG! Can I be any happier today?
I just downloaded the torrent for this movie. Okay, I'm a little illiterate when it comes to bittorrents but I finally figured out how to make the English subtitles prevail! Woohoo!
First off.....my Tetsuji-san and Eita-san were in this. Eye candy! Oh heck yes! Picture in your head....a naked Eita sitting on a shower bench. Oh yeah! There was that...........
I wasn't all that thrilled with the romance thing that happened in the movie. I thought this would be more on the skiing than love. Oh well. I was hoping for more competition than anything else. And.....they didn't go into detail with Tetsuji-san's character as to why he quit the Hokkaido All-Stars team. I was hoping for a competition with him in that. *sigh*
But on the upbeat....the views were spectacular. It was filmed in Canada even though they gave the impression it was in Japan. The cast was great. It was just the script that could have been better. Less mushy and more skiing. The very beginning was sooooooo coooooool! I can't explain it but just imagine them do x-games type stuff. I guess that is what had me believe the story would be more about that.
The metaphor for this story is......never look down, look straight ahead. If you fall down, get back up and try again. That is the gist of this story. Never quit, never say die, never stop but finish it to the end...............