• SHARE

Japanese films about high schoolers are many; junior high schoolers, few. One reason is that producers can cast a film about 17 year olds with 27-year-old actors who have massive fan followings. The result: bigger box office than if they had used newcomers barely into adolescence.

That, however, did not stop Shin Adachi from making “14 That Night,” an energetic, goofy coming-of-age comedy in which the young hero and his pals are at or near the title age, as are the actors playing them.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)