Another movie directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda, man this guy keeps himself busy! He just does it all!
This movie was the most successful in terms of commercial and reception success, in that in made the most money and it won the Palme d’Or. (To be honest these days, the Cannes is a better measure of how good an actual movie is compared to the Oscars.)
Very good movie, but somehow I felt the pacing sagged a bit in the middle. However the ending was one of the most powerful dramatic conclusions I’ve seen for a while.
Of course, once again the movie centers on family dynamics, but this time with a focus on poverty in Japan, and a twist in that the family are not actually related to each other.
Jim gives this movie an 8 out of 10.
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