Carie Reviews: Paco and the Magical Picture Book
Title: Paco and the Magical Picture Book
Genre: Fantasy Drama
Stars: Yakusho Koji, Ayaka Wilson, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Anna Tsychiya
Director: Nakashima Tetsuya
Runtime: 105 minutes
See it: If you can find it, awesome.
Look! It’s me! I have come out of early retirement… BECAUSE I CAN!!!! Did you miss me? No? Toooo baaaaaad. I haven’t seen this movie since I first saw it so bear with my while I butcher the summery.
“Bacchan Keron! Bacchan Keron!” That is the call of the Frog King!
Nakashima Tetsuya’s Paco and the Magical Picture Book is a lovely story that is so colorful the Crayola people would have an aneurism. But no, okay this movie is about an ornery old business man Onuki (Yakusho Koji) who, after a collapse in a meeting finds himself in a “hospital” full of… interesting characters. Including a suicidal fallen child star (Tsumabuki Satoshi), a vampiric nurse (Koike Eiko), an evil nurse (Anna-T, ohmygod!) and so on. It’s this big Munstery looking house that only looks like a hospital because of the medical staff and the sick people loitering around. Seriously, watch the movie and you will be like, “How is that a hospital? How do none of the them have tetanus? (Wow, I have never had to write out tetanus before and I can’t believe you legit spell it like that… Jesus Fucking Christ, English). Where was I? Right…