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"A sweet, bittersweet, mellow, charming movie with little poignant patches of joy and sorrow - - a masterpiece, says a blurb, and any sane viewer would have to agree! I thank everyone involved with the production of this great movie!"
"I love foreign films because they are so unpredictable; one never knows where it'll end up since they don't usually follow any perceivable formula. High marks for acting and the gritty depiction of dysfunctional living and petty crime. And that's ..."
"This movie examines what it means to be a family and to live outside the traditional norms of society. The characters are thieves, grifters, and charlatans, but the film does not pass judgement, presenting them as they are and leaving the audience..."
"Hirokazu Koreeda’s ability to marvel at everyday life is as keen as ever in this gentle heart-tugger which challenges the idea of what constitutes “family”. One of Japan’s greatest living writer/directors, Koreeda plays his cards with restraint an..."