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Comedy - Completed 2016

Yukio writes about his lazy and jobless uncle as a part of his school homework, but his uncle’s life suddenly changes as soon as he falls in love with a woman.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
    • Writer(s)
    • Morio KITA, Yasushi SUTO
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Yukio Haruyama (Riku Onishi) has to write about ‘an adult that I know’ as a grade-school assignment. His father is a civil servant and his mother a housewife, both leading completely normal lives that give him nothing of interest to write about. But now he hears someone call his name; it’s his uncle (Ryuhei Matsuda), a permanent guest in the family home. This uncle, although he is a grown-up, never gives Yukio pocket money on those occasions when an adult should, he won’t help the boy with his homework, and he’s lousy at sports. He lays around in bed all day reading comics, occasionally using Yukio to wheedle money out of his sister-in-law. Yukio decides to write about ‘my uncle’.

      Then one day the bane of his uncle’s existence, Yukio’s Aunt Tomoko, comes with a possible candidate for marriage. Yukio accompanies his reluctant uncle to a party at his aunt’s where this lady will be. She is Eri Morisaki, a fourth-generation Japanese-American from Hawaii, on the rebound after breaking up with a boyfriend. Uncle is smitten. Eri, however, returns to Hawaii to run her late grandmother’s coffee plantation.

      Desperate to follow her, Uncle tries a number of devious schemes to come up with enough money for the trip. None of them work, however. But then, courtesy of Yukio, comes a miracle, and the boy and his uncle set off for Hawaii in pursuit of Eri.