The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden ★★★½

To quote my good friend Braden Laughlin, The Secret Garden or also known as My Secret Cache is pretty much a Japanese Forest Gump without any of the nasty nationalism and mental health misinterpretations. Already containing one of the most outrageously compact premises I've seen in any film to date, the opening ten minutes of this film is absolutely insane. The energy doesn't let down for a second however, where it continuously ups the anti with more unexpected gags and set pieces that evolve both the world building and surrounding supporting characters.

With a charming lead at it's core, what you get at the end of the day is a riveting dark comedy on the consumption and premise of greed, and how the drastic alteration of monetary value can eventually either shift ones perspective into something either positive or negative. The final reveal especially sums it up personally, where the lead symbolically gives up her past life by giving away something dire in the process near a Suicide forest. I know this sounds incredibly ambiguous, but trust me. This is an awesome time from beginning to end. Not to mention that it's a lot of fun!

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