Mitsuko Delivers

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  • 2011
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.2  (213)

Mitsuko Delivers is a 2011 Japanese comedy-drama film directed by Yuya Ishii. It stars Riisa Naka as Mitsuko, a 24-year-old pregnant woman who lives in a small town in Japan. The movie follows Mitsuko as she goes through her last few weeks of pregnancy and tries to figure out what to do with her life. Her boyfriend, Yusuke (Aoi Nakamura), is away in Tokyo trying to become a cartoonist, leaving Mitsuko to deal with her pregnancy and her overbearing mother-in-law (Miyoko Asada) on her own.

As the due date approaches, Mitsuko embarks on a journey to deliver various packages around town as a way to earn extra money. Along the way, she meets a cast of interesting characters, including a shy high school boy (Ryo Ishibashi), an aging yakuza boss (Ken Mitsuishi), and a group of elderly women who call themselves the "Brave Girls."

Through her interactions with these characters, Mitsuko begins to gain a new perspective on her life and her future. She learns to appreciate the small moments in life and to find joy in unexpected places. As her journey comes to an end and she prepares for the birth of her child, Mitsuko discovers a newfound sense of purpose and strength.

The film is a heartwarming and humorous exploration of the struggles and triumphs of young adulthood and motherhood. The performances by the cast are exceptional, particularly Riisa Naka in the lead role. The cinematography is beautiful, capturing the small-town setting and the nuances of everyday life.

Overall, Mitsuko Delivers is a delightful and touching film that will leave audiences with a smile on their face and a warm feeling in their heart. It is a must-see for fans of Japanese cinema and anyone who appreciates a good coming-of-age story.

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    1 hr 49 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (213)