When he discovers that his father is sick with cancer, young Shiro tries to cheer up his dad and mend their relationship — until the boy discovers that he also has an aggressive malignancy that may claim his life before his father dies.
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This film is fantastic. I was waiting the whole time for a moment of classic Sono absurdity or at least a room covered in blood... and well, it never did. But that makes complete sense once the credits roll.
Out of all the Sono films I've seen this easily ranks at the bottom. Still, to give him credit as a film-maker I wouldn't describe the film as meaningless. I think it can easily be viewed as Sono's desire to represent love - especially as an opposite to Hate which typically fills his movies. My biggest issue with it is that it it's completely clichéd. This really surprised me given that it's a Sono movie.