"The film quickly outgrows any sense of gimmickry and matures into a one-of-a-kind meditation on mortality, time's inexorable passage and the fleeting sweetness of love."
I really enjoyed this movie and found it very thought provoking. It strikes me as a metaphor for a lot of things... how greater wisdoms come across us, recovering their childlike naiveness and eventually passing, while we grow old and discover our own. nothing lasts, happiness is finding the perspective to appreciate something before it's gone.
if you're looking for a solid, well-acted movie to light your imagination and you dont mind the 2.5+ hour playtime, id highly recommend this movie. 4.5 out of 5.