“A work of such emotional delicacy and formal modesty that you're barely prepared when the full force of what it's doing suddenly knocks you sideways.”~Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Aroview: Charming, funny and heartbreaking all at once, this drama from the Japanese master of humanism Kore-eda is set in Tokyo and follows a group of poverty-stricken outcasts who shoplift to make ends meet. A compassionate, resonant portrayal of family and survival.
4 stars (Very Good) Sakura Andô and young Miyu Sasaki give eye catching performances in this screenplay about Family. I thought the closing scenes, after the arrest, were a bit anti-climatic but the final scene is a Killer.~tubbs