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One day, Ryota receives a phone call from the hospital. The hospital informs Ryota that his 6-year-old son is not his biological son. After his birth, two babies were switched. Ryota and his wife become torn by the news. The couple must decide whether to take back their biological son or keep the son they have raised for the last 6 years. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Release dates: May 18, 2013 (Festival) || Oct 5, 2013 (Cinema) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Polski
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 18, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 1,966 users)
  • Ranked: #1444
  • Popularity: #3420
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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locurabella
22 people found this review helpful
Jul 15, 2014
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I couldn't stop thinking about this movie after I finished it. I thought through and after the movie what I would have done. And initially what can you do when comforted with this situation: the child you have raised fro six years, isn't biologically yours...such an eye-opening and overall all thought-provoking film.

The cast from the children to the adults was amazing. The pace was slightly slow but it's forgiving because at the end, I wish the movie was longer. I wanted to see more.

My problem with this movie is that I wish they would have done it though all point of views rather than from the job-orientated father. I wanted to know how the other father felt; I wanted to know how his biological child felt; both mothers; the other children; and etc--not just pieces.

I wish the director could come out with a box series of their point of view but ultimately I know why he chose to portray the movie through the job-oriented dad: family is first and in the aspect that blood isn't always family.

Powerful film. Great performance from the cast. Again, left me wanting more.

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realdeal
19 people found this review helpful
Jul 18, 2014
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 10
Aside from amnesia, the story of mistaken exchange babies is perhaps one of the most used in drama history especially HERE WHERE I LIVE (PHILIPPINES). So it is mind-boggling how the director makes it FRESH if this was done by some Filipino director there will be lots of crying families cursing each other children became delinquent etc. etc.

The movie is slow, but it is so realistic that you feel you're not watching a movie. I love how the family handles the situation and how the parents realize about themselves when they exchange the child.

IF you don't like a slow artsy movie then it's not for you.
IF you want something different then it's for you.
IF you want to relax and stop thinking about your daily work then it's for you

I don't cry in this movie..this is NOT a tearjerker movie...but the effect will last long.

The scene when a father was holding a camera and browsing at the pictures taken by his 6 yr old former son is what HITS me.

[ koreeda style is this......he will make you walk calmly slowly THEN a f*cking truck
came and hit you in the end, the damage will stay with you for months ].


Check my Blog for other reviews & other JDramas stuffs. (。◕‿‿◕。)
https://thatjapanesedramaguy.blogspot.com/

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  • Movie: Like Father, Like Son
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 18, 2013
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 1,966 users)
  • Ranked: #1444
  • Popularity: #3420
  • Watchers: 3,892

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