Friday, September 19, 2014

A Movie You Might Have Missed #42: I Wish

If you could wish for anything what would it be?

42. I Wish

I Wish 2011 ★★★★½

This delightful film left us talking about it the rest of the evening and following day. Two brothers hatch a scheme to reunite their separated parents based on an overheard rumor that a wish will come true when made from the spot where the new bullet trains pass each other for the first time.

The first half of the movie is quite slow but we enjoyed just taking in the details of Japanese life as we watched the two brothers in their separate routines. The second half is more engaging as the brothers and their friends scrounge the cash for tickets, figure out how to escape school, and embark upon their quest. Watching how wishes change or are modified, watching how some of these youngsters change their lives based on their wishes, and realizing that most of the people around them have their own wishes is what weaves the enchantment of the piece.

I will be looking for more from this director

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