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I Wish (2012)

I Wish

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

May 11, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

128 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Hirokazu Koreeda

Screenwriter

Hirokazu Koreeda

Starring

  • Koki Maeda
  • Ohshiro Maeda
  • Ryoga Hayashi
  • Cara Uchida
  • Kanna Hashimoto
  • Rento Isobe
  • Hoshinosuke Yoshinaga
  • Hiroshi Abe
  • Yoshio Harada
  • Isao Hashizume

Story


Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents' divorce and Koichi's only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open, linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.

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Koki Maeda and Ohshiro Maeda in Magnolia Pictures' I Wish (2012)
Koki Maeda and Ohshiro Maeda in Magnolia Pictures' I Wish (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the message is un-American, too-that it's wiser to make peace with the world into which you've been thrust than spend your time wishing for a better one..”
by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]
“..the tension between the seriousness of his problem and the naivete with which he approaches it is a source of much drama in the film, but it's also part of why I Wish doesn't reach the heights it's capable of..”
by Michael Nordine [Slant Magazine]
“..it feels loose, but has a structure that reveals itself after the fact..”
by Alison Willmore [Village Voice]