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Somewhere in Tokyo, Osamu Shibata and his wife Nobuyo live in poverty. While Osamu receives occasional employment and Nobuyo has a low-paying job, the family relies in large part on the grandmother's pension. As he is shoplifting for groceries with his son, Shota, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl. Osamu takes her home, where the family observes evidence of abuse. Despite their strained finances, they informally adopt her. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 3,326 users)
  • Ranked: #937
  • Popularity: #2163
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Flan_Chair
43 people found this review helpful
Jan 5, 2019
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10

"Sometimes, it's better to choose your own family."

(I deleted my previous review because it was too verbose)

Understated yet touching, fantastic performances especially in the last half hour, perfect casting, great direction, a close look at economic disparity within a modern and developed nation, doesn't glamorise poverty, balances both hope and bleakness, fully deserving of Palme D'Or IMO. A testament to love transcending biological relations, proof that a complete puzzle of family can be formed out of leftover pieces.

You should watch this one twice.
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Ackery
24 people found this review helpful
Jan 16, 2019
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Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
I went to watch this movie with high expectations as it is the Palme d'Or winner at Cannes and I wasn't disappointed, but I definitely expected something more.
The important think to know is that this is not a movie for everyone. It is slow paced, especially in the first half and I would definitely call the film raw. For me what Koreeda wanted to achieve was to tackle very important social issues, that foreigners and especially Japanese tend to hide in a corner knowing that they exist and at the same time smiling like nothing is wrong.
The acting was fantastic and if someone forced me to see the movie without knowing anything about it, I would probably say that it was a Koreeda film, not his best -from the ones I have watched- but certainly a good one.

This kind of movies are so realistic and at the same time unbelievable. Knowing that this kind of things are an issue not only in Japan, but I would dare say everywhere is heart-wrenching.

All in all this is not a movie someone should watch to just pass their time. The film needs your attention and your understanding.

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  • Movie: Shoplifters
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 3,326 users)
  • Ranked: #937
  • Popularity: #2163
  • Watchers: 6,880

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