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A humanoid robot is asked to replace Hal, who was killed in a terrible accident, in order help Hal's girlfriend move on in life, but struggles to understand the real Hal's past and the meaning of being alive.
This is a pure feel-good enlightening movie about making the most out of the richness of life in the midst of a decent, not-well-to-do country life/ and poverty.
The movie is full of moments that will bring anyone back to childhood innocence, from playing with plants & animals to swallowing the wrong food by accident :). And unlike Miyazaki's works and the suggestive speculation from its title, this movie sticks closer to reality (save for the parallel fantasies of a totally different time era) and is not too overdone.
It is a nice reminder of Ohomide poro poro, one of my favourite anime of all time.
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