Takemura has no friends and no family. He’s a student but he doesn’t have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn’t going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad sack has a debt of 800,000 yen. Fukuhara, a surly debt collector with a glorious mullet, is on his case.
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Sweet friendship between strangers that slowly build a father-son chemistry. Takemura's character describe a complex feeling as someone who doesn't have family and rarely feel affection. The Roller coaster scene (and dinner scene) show us how he experiences his first time family time. Sweetest one so far from Satoshi Miki.
I'm really hoping that "your anus must be missing a crease" will find itself into a future conversation sometime. At times incredibly silly in a very endearing way, this film shifts gears into the dramatic with tremendous ease.
Delightful and gentle drifter comedy that doesn't really try and get anywhere particularly quickly, much like its two leads. But when and where it does decide to go, it's a lovely and amusing journey. Also, I can assure all of the Mubi-dom that the creases in my anus are all perfectly intact.