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Credited cast:
Eikichi Yazawa ...
Masumi Togashi
Masahiko Nishimura
Yûko Tanaka ...
Ren Ohsugi ...
Yoshimoto (as Ren Ôsugi)
Natsumi Ohira ...
Mayumi Togashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuriko Hirooka
Hirotarô Honda ...
Shoichi Honda
Yukijirô Hotaru
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Megumi Kobayashi
Masako Motai
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Thomas Kurita
Atsuko Nakamura
Arimasa Ohsawa
Koji Sasagawa


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Comedy | Drama | Family





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3 July 1999 (Japan)  »

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The Exam  »

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Family film, perhaps even a satire
18 September 2004 | by (Cape Town) – See all my reviews

I'm not really clued up on whether the Japanese are so extreme as to put 6 year olds and their families through rigorous examinations and IQ tests before allowing them to enter a better than average elementary school. However if they are then this film parodies this and at the same time deals with the midlife crises of the father. It also looks at role reversal in the home - father becomes the homemaker and mother goes out selling tombstones. There is a scene where the little girl gets slapped (not shown but heard) by her mother for not wanting to greet their guests and that may not be entirely nice for young children to see but overall this film is very sweet and at the same time worth watching - especially for the Hallmark Channel type audience. Please do not expect Zatoichi or Kill Bill with this film, if you do, you will find it boring. Recommended for older children and middle aged viewers.

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