Hideo, who lives alone, owns a life-size “air doll”, which suddenly finds herself with a heart. Everything is new to her in the world outside Hideo’s house. One afternoon, she meets Junichi who works at a rental video store, and instantly falls in love with him.
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I'm baffled and disappointed. Never expected that the most sensitive of directors, capable of describing the persistence of mourning and loss without a single explicit word like in maborosi, could make such a preaching and verbose movie. and the camera is floating endlessly with no purpose.
I really can't recognise Koreeda here.
to me After life was naif in the best possible way; this is naif in the worst!
Well, the beginning was very good, the idea and the message that the movie conveys was interesting and poetic but my gosh the end was way too long and too bad ! It gave me the impression the movie was too short and that Kore-Eda had to fill the last minutes with...nothing ! Very disappointing in the end...that's a pity, I was very enthousiastic first...