Youjin is a quirky young man who spends each day raising vegetables with his grandmother. Then, Machiko arrives in town as a substitute kindergarten teacher and for Youjin it's a first sight love. However, Machiko is wary of Youjin and his strange behavior, and is still recovering from the grief of losing her boyfriend in an accident. Youjin decides to do everything he can to win over Machiko's heart, though his eagerness combined with his obsession with pesticides has unexpected results.
Youjin is a bit quirky and can't sit still. When Machiko arrives in Aomori, he falls in love at first sight. So he plans to do everything he can do to make her like him. But she is still trying to forget her ex-boyfriend, who died during an car accident and so isn't fond of him trying to woo her. Still, they talk a lot about mankind and since he likes talking to her, so she opens up to him a bit...
After thinking about it again, I wonder what the true story behind this movie is. There are a lot of characters, many interactions and nice dialogues. But I still missed the main moral of the movie. The ending was strange and at some point of the movie, I wondered how the beginning connected to the ending. It sure did have a great impact, but I thought that they might have added the moral of the story only in the latter half of the movie. Indeed, there were a lot of funny scenes and I didn't get bored watching the movie, but I hoped for a better storyline. Also, the chemistry between the main characters isn't all that good. I wondered why she decided to talk to him in the end.
I'll give it 2* for the few funny scenes and the good acting of Matsuyama Kenichi.