6.7/10
71
1 user 3 critic

Watashi no guranpa (2003)

Tamako is a 13-year-old girl in her first year at high school. Her grandfather (Kenzo) returns home from prison and proceeds to deal with her school bullies. As Tamako starts to gain ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
7 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ichi rittoru no namida (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

This TV drama version of "Ichi rittoru no namida" tells the story of 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya, an ordinary girl and a new highschool student. But soon she discovers she has spinocerebellar ... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Ryô Nishikido, Hiroko Yakushimaru
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Yôichi Higashi
Stars: Naoko Ôtani, Tamao Nakamura, Tetta Sugimoto
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kouno Etsuko joins a publishing company with her sights set on becoming a fashion editor. But she is assigned to the very unglamorous proofreading department which examines and fixes errors... See full summary »

Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Masaki Suda, Tsubasa Honda
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister's assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It's only the beginning ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Nao Ohmori
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bunta Sugawara ...
Godai Kenzo
...
Tamako
...
S. Nakatoh
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Keiichi
Yoshiko Miyazaki ...
Chieko
Kuriko Namino
Masatô Ibu ...
Ryuzo Hikita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taro Fujioka
Tomomi Miyauchi
Edit

Storyline

Tamako is a 13-year-old girl in her first year at high school. Her grandfather (Kenzo) returns home from prison and proceeds to deal with her school bullies. As Tamako starts to gain respect for her grandfather the pair find themselves being summoned by the local Yakuza leader. Written by Alex L

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

My Grandpa  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A well made film of friendship and redemption
21 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story revolves around the grandpa, Godai Kenzo, who we learn has spent the last 13 years of his life in the local prison somewhere in Tochigi-ken, and is released and comes back to the house of his adult son, who is married and has a middle school daughter named Tamako. Godai's wife does not want to have anything to do with her husband and leaves for Nagoya.

Apparently, Godai had killed someone associated with the local mob, which is why he ended up in prison, but the motive for the crime is not what one would think.

The story is about the friendship between the elderly Godai and his granddaughter Tamako. The movie captures life outside the big city, and how young kids who start as bullies there who veer off the path, can end up in a lifestyle of thugs.

The pace holds one's attention, and there are a couple of tense scenes, but it does not resort to gratuitous violence, the characters are well developed, and there are subtle scenes of comedic relief to balance the somewhat serious message of crime and redemption. If you are expecting an action mystery, this is not the movie for you, but I enjoyed the slice of Japanese life, and how people can change their ways.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?