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Nobuko Miyamoto ...
Hanako Inoue
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Gorô Kobayashi
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ...
Gorô no Ani - Ichirô
Sen Yano ...
Shôjikiya Tenshu
Naomasa Musaka ...
Seinikubu Chîfu
Chôei Takahashi ...
Sengyobu Chîfu
Yûji Miyake ...
Seikabu Chîfu
Aki Takejô ...
Sôzaibu Chîfu
Akiko Matsumoto ...
Reji
Sumiyo Yamada ...
Reji
Kazuki Kosakai ...
Hansokubuin
Shingo Yanagisawa ...
Seinikubu Joshu
Manpuku Kin ...
Seinikubu Joshu
Hikaru Ijûin ...
Seigyobu Joshu
Keita Tsukui ...
Seikabu Joshu
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Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail and life changes. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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Light, funny, and charming
1 October 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie.

It is so bloody straight. "Honest Goro" is... an honest Goro (everyman name): bumbling and very imperfect. And it's his supermarket, too. "Bargains Galore" is the shady cut-throat business that threatens to destroy Goro.

Enter Hanako (everywoman name). Yes, like any good woman she wears the pants whether or not she wears the pants. Will she help Goro overcome the competition? Of course. Will they succeed? Well, that would be telling, but what do you really think? This movie is not only really, really straight, it is light and moral without being uptight. Perfectly charming, as charming as the logo of Goro's supermarket. Really enjoyable on a winter night for watching man-and-wife, but without any "romantic comedy" sappiness.

Sometimes we all need something uplifting.


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