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"You were granted a prize." A mysterious man who calls himself the Guardian told me as we were standing on the outer wall of the hospital building that was turned sideways as if we were defying gravity. Before I could take in what happened, the Guardian grabbed me by my collar, forcing me to listen to him explain about the prize that a stray spirit like me was given. I was sent to live again in the body of a high school teenager named Min, who was lying dead in the morgue in this hospital. In fact, living in a new body is no different to living in a homestay. It’s temporary and not for free. Within 100 days, I have to find out “who is responsible for Min’s death”. If I fail, I will die and leave this homestay for eternity. Actually, I didn’t think I would enjoy living in this homestay this much. Having a new family and new friends doesn’t make my heart beat as fast as when I met Pie, Min’s tutoring peer. She is the one who makes me want to extend my stay in this body forever. But, just like time, life and love seem like prizes from heaven that are given to me only temporarily, I have to do whatever it takes to find the answer to the Guardian’s question before my time in this homestay runs out. (Source: GDH599) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Colorful" (カラフル) by Mori Eto (森絵都). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Русский
  • Türkçe
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 579 users)
  • Ranked: #1872
  • Popularity: #6974
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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18 people found this review helpful
Jun 29, 2019
Completed 2
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0


This movie was by far one of the best things I've ever watched.
I mainly came here for James, but I was hesitating a bit at first. Now what can I say...I'm speechless! His acting was outstanding, someone give him his Oscar! Any fan of him HAS to see this, you won't be disappointed.
The other actors too, of course, were amazing.
Everyone involved in this movie is mad talented!
From the very first minute on, I was completely consumed by the story and I never found myself getting bored. You get excitement and shivers, a whole ton of sadness, but also happiness and laughter, and most important there's life, it's real, it's all of it and so much more.
The editing was breathtaking, the soundtrack was magical.
I cried so much, but I already can't wait to re-watch it.
It's so worth every second!!

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10 people found this review helpful
Apr 27, 2021
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Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5
As a person who's watched the original anime ,this is the live action movie I like more than the original and that happens very rarely. But we are not here to compare the two works, let's just talk about the movie individually. It's a very clever concept and concepts involving heaven and soul are one of my favourites in stories generally.

The way they upgraded the mystery with adding a few more plot points than the original was clever and well fitted. The movie is a slow-burn psychological mystery kinda movie. It has a lot of plot twists specially towards the end of the movie when there's a big reveal, due to the plot twists it's really hard for me to talk about it without spoiling it but I'm still trying my best haha.

Often I see that if a movie or a drama is a mystery and psychological, becuase of too many plot twists, they loose the essence of it being psychological and they focus less on the character's emotions and all but that was not the case here. The way both of the genres were blend in so perfectly is one of the things I loved about this movie.

The plot twists aren't super mind-blowing and aren't like "omg I never saw that coming!" Lol but they totally are good enough plot twist and the pace of the movie makes you curious as to what happened that Min had to kill himself. The pace of the mystery was done so well but they never forgot to address any of the character's emotions throughout the movie.Be it the mom or even the brother who are supposed to be 'evil' . They aren't labelled as evil or anything and has both good and bad qualities in them and has a precious and complicated relationship with min .

The movie also teaches us that in life there are plenty of good things and bad things and it's our choice if we want to look at the bright side of the things or the not so bright side. It tells us that happiness is a choice and we should value the precious things and people we have right now cuz life is like prize that'll go away just like a home stay, we should value it when we have it and it's such a beautiful message!

Another thing I loved about it is the amazing cinematography, specially whenever the guardian angel cake in front of the protagonist, something fantasy liked happened and the way they captured all those scenes were beautiful in my opinion. I think I've complimented the acting enough but let me tell y'all again, everyone in this movie is a terrific actor especially James!

Overall, it's a slow-burn but good paced mystery yet psychological movie that talks a lot about the topic of suicidal thoughts and all so do give it a watch if you are a fan of any of these things!

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  • Movie: Homestay
  • Country: Thailand
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 579 users)
  • Ranked: #1872
  • Popularity: #6974
  • Watchers: 1,347

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