A boy arrives in purgatory after dying, where he is informed that in his past life he committed a terrible sin, and cannot be reincarnated until he can remember what it was. Until he does, he is placed in the body of a middle school student named Makoto who committed suicide three days ago, and is instructed to live the deceased boy’s life. New Makoto quickly becomes fed up with his host body's situation, as the boy doesn't have any friends, his family life is in shambles, and his mere presence makes everyone around him nervous. But giving up is not an option, and if the spirit ever wants to move on, he must adjust to Makoto's life and understand what happened in the past.
I saw this movie on a reddit recommendation post somewhere and thought I'd give it a try, but after watching it and seeing the reviews on this site, I feel like a more balanced opinion is warranted. Colorful is a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be, who it wants its characters to be, or even who their target audience is. This movie runs the gammut from lazy slice of life pandering, to lifelessly going... read more
This may not be the first review of Colorful you've read - it's been out on DVD in Japan for over a month now, so I'm a little late to the party. But I loved this one so much I couldn't possibly let it go by without sharing my praise for this wonderful... read more