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Cafe Isobe (2008)

Jun kissa Isobe (original title)
Sakiko is a typical teenager in many ways. She hates her divorced father, who chases after every skirt he sees. She does not know, if she will ever be loved by the other sex. When her dad ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroyuki Miyasako ...
Yujiro Isobe
Riisa Naka ...
Sakiko Isobe
Kumiko Asô ...
Motoko Sugawara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chaotic Cosmos
Mickey Curtis ...
Hongo
Duncan ...
Ozawa (as Dankan)
Mari Hamada ...
Mugiko
Meiken Itô
Haruna Kondô ...
Egashira
Yôsuke Saitô ...
Shibata
Hajime Taniguchi
Sôkô Wada ...
Yasuda
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Sakiko is a typical teenager in many ways. She hates her divorced father, who chases after every skirt he sees. She does not know, if she will ever be loved by the other sex. When her dad suddenly inherits a lot of money and becomes really lazy, she hates him even more. He finally decides to start his own cafe, where Sakiko, of course has to help. From this moment, strange customers and good-looking waitresses form the center of tension between father and daughter. Written by luraz isketambola

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Sweet Memories
14 March 2009 | by (Tokyo / Toronto) – See all my reviews

This movie is about an average man starting a café after receiving a large inheritance. He falls in love with a customer and hires her.

The casting for this film is godly. Miyasako Hiroyuki was perfect for his role, and Naka Riisa really looks like she could be his daughter. Asou Kumiko was absolutely beautiful, and there was just something about her that made this movie very funny.

There were many scenes that I thought were really stupid, but the movie was so well-directed that I burst out laughing every time, and not only that, the story spontaneously change from comedy to human drama that really touched me. Although family members may not show it at times, deep down... they really care about each other.

This movie also explores the complexity of human relationships, and how hard it is to get along with everybody.

The message of this movie is to cherish every moment, because you'll never know what you've lost until it's too late. Your parents might be embarrassing, and you may think you're doing something you really hate, but when you think back, they're all sweet memories. This movie is nothing fancy, but I really identified with the main character, and it was a really fun and positive experience for me.


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