At first glance, you might think this is another one of those dad-switching-places-with-son kind of movies, but it’s much more than that.
It’s the story of two very different Tokyo families, one very prim and proper, the other playful and laid-back, who discover their 6-year-old sons, born on the same day, in the same hospital, were given to the wrong families, for reasons eventually explained.
Where this gets interesting is in examining how the dynamics of each family life affect these two boys. Will they be able to handle the switch? Or should they even be forced to try? The director takes you slowly and cautiously down each road, and the curves and bumps are painfully apparent. How will this all be resolved?
You’ll just have to go and see, but I will say this, there is much to be learned and appreciated here in this touching film... See Full Review