This is a great movie. And since the movies about homeless people can be counted on one hand a unique one on top of that.
A heartwarming Christmas movie. Almost impossible not to love these 3 wacky and witty homeless characters who are wrapped in a crazy story. What a ride. And don't forget, folks... Eventually it's all about miracles. No matter if they are smaller or bigger.
Satoshi Kon... I can't even describe how much I love you. You don't only make amazing bizarre movies, but also perfect comedies.
This movie is everything that you need: an unique and excelent argument, really good characters, comedy that works perfectly and knows where to act and where to hide, some amazing shots and animation...
This movie is amazing in almost every way. It takes one of the most depressing sounding premises imaginable - 3 homeless people find a baby in a dumpster around Christmas - and makes it ridiculously funny, touching, and just damn good. One of my forever favs.
The most accessible film of director Satoshi Kon's all-too-brief anime career. Where Perfect Blue and Paprika are more adventurous and challenging, they're also difficult to sit back and enjoy in a traditional sense without falling into a deep state of analysis. This one, about three bickering homeless chums who find an infant girl in the garbage, retains the quirks, charms and emotional punch of Kon's other works without disputing quite so many conventions.
Sweet, funny and grounded, it's constantly flashing a dry wit and, although it often tugs at the heart strings, things never get overly soft or weepy. The trio of leads are diverse and interesting, each with an onion skin of personal history to explore, and their hunt for the child's parents amidst the overpopulation of a major world metropolis constantly jolts out in surprising new directions. Beautifully written, drawn and animated, it can also be a bit static and randomly fortuitous.