Our unnamed protagonist happens to find a diary in a hospital one day. The diary belongs to his classmate, a girl named Sakura Yamauchi, who is revealed to be suffering from a terminal illness in her pancreas and only has a few months left to live. Sakura explains that the protagonist is the only person apart from her family who knows about her condition, so he promises to keep Sakura’s secret. Despite their completely opposite personalities, the protagonist decides to be together with Sakura during her last few months.
“I want to eat your pancreas” is not a zombie or thriller movie, and yes, it doesn’t sound like a romantic or cute drama, but it is a story of bittersweet. This film is where you can contemplate and value the importance of people around you. Simply, the plot celebrates the beauty of life in the face of death, of love and friendship.
I like the character work in this movie because of its detailed. The relationship of both protagonists is what makes the story progress, not difficult to notice. The ending is very good, not overused, it will throw you packs a punch of tears.
And what’s the connection of the movie title with the plots? there, you have to find it for yourself. All I can say, this movie is sadly warming, but sends us the message, not to ignore life but to enjoy it to the fullest.
“People don’t meet by coincidence, they meet by the choices they made in life.” – Sakura Yamauchi
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