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Screener Squad: Mirai (a.k.a. Mirai of the Future)

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The birth of your second child should be a joyous occasion for a family…unless the older sibling feels jealous of the attention the newborn gets. This is the central premise of GKIDS and Toho’s Mirai, the newest feature from Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast). The film follows Kun, a four-year-old boy whose comfortable life as an only child is disrupted with the arrival of his baby sister Mirai. As he lashes out at his parents and his sister, he is confronted with a series of magical trips via his house’s garden to help him cope with his new situation and to hopefully learn some important life lessons. Justin, Bradly, and Screener Squad first-timer Michael Riojas enjoy a longer than usual discussion to point out the merits of this film and what it has to say about the nature of family.

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