Quite Possibly the Best "Feel Good" Movie of All Time
Such an amazing and joyful film, this has to go down as an instant classic. Masami Nagasawa (a great actress) is a program director for a variety TV show who is given the job of going out and finding a real psychic amidst the plethora of fakes. After some misfires she stops by a small cafe that holds a party once a year where a handful of real psychics gather. There are so many outstanding aspects to this film. First of all, the acting is fantastic and the chemistry between the characters is remarkable. This makes for great humor because the psychics use their powers for petty, everyday advantages. The screenplay is also smartly written as it juxtaposes the views of real psychics (who refuse to reveal their abilities to others) with the fake ones (who overblow their normal abilities to gain fame and fortune). The film also explores the theme of childhood imagination, and the lead character's internal conflict culminates into the most effective deconstruction of cynicism ever put on film. If you watch one "feel good" movie for the rest of your life, make it this one.
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