"A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE."
"I WISH IS ABOUT THE WONDERS OF EVERYDAY LIFE, AND OF CHILDHOOD IMAGINATION."
"WISE AND FUNNY."
"A FILM THAT’S BOTH ENTERTAINING AND ILLUMINATING, NO MATTER YOUR AGE."
"CAPTIVATING. A WORK IN WHICH CHILDREN ARE THE FILM."
"WISTFUL, LIGHT AND SWEET"
"DELICATE AND OBSERVANT. A lovely and piquant examination of childhood."
"A GEM OF WORLD CINEMA by a gifted master of the craft."
"I WAS SO RELUCTANT TO LET GO OF THE MOVIE THAT I SAT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE FINAL CREDITS."
"A REMARKABLY CREDIBLE REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD FANTASY AND LONGING."
"A lovely and piquant examination of childhood."
"SOMETHING OF A REVELATION. Grade A-."
"I loved I WISH. A gem of world cinema by a gifted master of the craft."
"Delightful and uplifting. Brilliant filmmaking in every respect."
"Touching - full of life and heart."
"The rare example of film that actually understands kids. Touching, never-treacly—realistic and sweet."
Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in the southern region Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in the northern region of Japan. The brothers have been separated by their parents’ divorce, and Koichi’s only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle.