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Suggested by: JessicaRaineTheInsane
When I saw this request almost a year ago I thought this was the Japanese version of the Godfather. Oh boy was I wrong! Then I read the plot of the movie…
Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum.
That was all I needed to say “This is THE movie”. To elaborate, is about 3 bums, Miyuki- a runaway girl, Gin- a middle aged alcoholic man and Hana- a transvestite who wants to be a mom. They found a baby in the trash and decided to look for the baby’s mom. By doing so, they get into all kinds of situations, from going to a wedding were the groom gets shot by a immigrant that kidnaps Miyuki, to Gin getting badly beaten by a gang. Did I mentioned this is a comedy too? In the end, something really unexpected happened but I won’t say because this is spoiler free :P Oh yeah, did I mention this is a Satoshi Kon movie? If you don’t know who he is then you need to start googling him because he was a genius.
Thoughts of the movie: This movie has the heart of a million or more bums worldwide. Is a very unusual Christmas story because there’s not too many movies (that I know of) were the main characters are homeless people. The background stories of the main characters are sad and heartwarming so this is not just another christmas comedy, in fact there’s more drama than comedy here. The twist ending caught me off guard and it showed you how great the main characters were. If you haven’t guessed it yet, what hold this movie and makes you wanna keep watching are the main characters, they’re so interesting. My favorite was Hana just because of her dream of becoming a mother when she really didn’t have any idea how to be one, but still, her passion to try to help the baby in any way she could makes her one amazing character. There was something about this film that even if it was fun to watch, it didn’t capture my attention that much. Maybe because it was a little slow sometimes or because in my mind I thought this was a laugh out loud comedy (I found it more sadder than funny) In the end it was good, great story with awesome characters that will really grab your attention and a really awesome ending.
Will I recommend this movie?: Oh yes. If you’re an Satoshi Kon and/or anime fan you gotta see it.
Thumbs up or Down?: thumbs up! *gives change to Chester*
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See ya next year!… nah! :D