6.8/10
243
4 user 3 critic

Minna no ie (2001)

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hustler who gets in trouble with a gang boss in the port town of Sukago agrees to make good with the don by putting him in contact with a mysterious hitman -- an assassin the hustler has ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Kôichi Satô, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu
Suite Dreams (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

New Year's Eve at a posh hotel and all should be shipshape. It is not. There is the traditional party, an official ceremony, entertainment and a special dinner planned and yet there is ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takako Matsu, Kôichi Satô
Waterboys (2001)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Director: Masayuki Suo
Stars: Ryo Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto
Kiyosu kaigi (2013)
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yô Ôizumi, Fumiyo Kohinata
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Shun Nakahara
Stars: Kazuyuki Aijima, Michiko Hayashi, Zen Kajihara
Autoreiji (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryo Kase
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The year is 2265, and there exists a restaurant on a galactic road that connects Earth and a Space Colony.

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Sayaka Akimoto, Kenji Anan, Kazuyuki Asano
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a not-so-stellar lawyer is in need of something to help her case she has to rely on an unconventional witness for testimony. Will the court agree to hear testimony from and will the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Toshiyuki Nishida, Hiroshi Abe
Wu ji (2005)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang, Hiroyuki Sanada
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

Director: Junji Sakamoto
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Akira Terao, Kôichi Satô
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshiaki Karasawa ...
Eiji Yanagisawa - Interior Designer
...
Chouichirou Iwata
Naoki Tanaka ...
Naosuke Iijima
Akiko Yagi ...
...
Arakawa Jr
Akira Shirai ...
Suga
Nobuo Yana ...
Arakawa Sr.
Takashi Ebata ...
Sano
Shôbun Inoue ...
Yagita
Hyôe Enoki ...
Yoneda
Teruo Matsuyama ...
Matsumae
Kojiro Matsumoto ...
Nagai
Yôko Nogiwa ...
Setsuko Iijima
...
Mitsuyo Iwata
Michiko Shimizu ...
Mieko Aonuma
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 June 2001 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Everybody's House  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Charming and insightful comedy
5 February 2011 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

All About Our House, also known as Everyone's House, is a Japanese contemporary comedy directed by Koki Mitani that tells the trouble into which a posh young couple puts to after they decide to built a western-style house and, and instead of commissioning the building to the wife's father -a traditional builder and carpenter- they entrust the project to a modern Westernised interior designer and unlicensed architect.

This is a subtle comedy that shows with charm and insight the social and personal dysfunctions that Japanese families find when there is a generational and cultural crash. The movie reflects about a reality, the struggle of Japanese to integrate western ways -very popular about young people- and the traditional Japanese ways of seeing the world by the old generation. The food scenes and food play an important role in the film, and appear as a bridge of communication between generations, and something that serves to amalgamate their differences.

The main roles are played by Naoki Tanaka (as Naosuke, the husband), Akiko Yagi (as Tamiko, the wife), Toshiaki Karasawa (as Mr. Yanagisawa, the interior designer) and Kunie Tanaka (Tamiko's father. All of them are terrific in their respective roles, but Naoki Takana and Kunie Tanaka shine as the funny husband and the strict serious but good-hearted father, respectively.

The movie, however, has an uneven tone as the first part of it is mostly a light comedy, while the second is more of a drama, much more serious and philosophical. I missed a little bit of equilibrium and fusion of both genres to get a rounder film. Said this, this is a delicious film that shows with humor the issues affecting inter-generational relations in modern Japan, very far from Manga, Geishas and other stereotypes of the Japanese culture in the West.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?