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PG| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Forced to live apart due to their parents' separation, a sixth-grader (Koki Maeda) and his younger brother (Ohshiro Maeda) hatch a complicated plan to reunite their family.

Cast: Koki Maeda , Ohshiro Maeda , Ryôga Hayashi , Kyara Uchida , Kanna Hashimoto , Rento Isobe , Nene Ohtsuka , Joe Odagiri

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Genres: Comedy drama

I Wish (2011)

Release Date: June 11th, 2011|2 hr. 8 min.

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    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This wise and funny film, in Japanese with English subtitles, works small miracles in depicting the pivotal moment when kids turn from the wishfulness of childhood into shaping the world for themselves. show more

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    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Kore-eda, deploying a Western pop score by the Japanese indie-rock band Quruli, just lets these kids be kids. show more

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    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Kore-eda does extraordinary work with his young cast, who deliver gentle, natural performances in a beautifully told story of heartbreak and hope. Deceptively modest and utterly lovely, it's one of the most magical films about childhood I have ever seen. show more

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