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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

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Yôji Yamada

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Emiko Hiramatsu (screenplay), Yôji Yamada (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Yû Aoi ... Koharu Takano
Ryo Kase ... Toru Nagata (as Ryô Kase)
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Susumu Komiyama
Yuriko Ishida ... Chiyaki Komiyana
Midoriko Kimura ... Hitomi Ohara
Sayuri Yoshinaga Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Ginko
Kôen Kondô ... Doctor Hamamura
Haruko Katô Haruko Katô ... Kinuyo Takano
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Maruyama
Masahiro Nakai Masahiro Nakai ... Hotel Employee
Tsurube Shôfukutei Tsurube Shôfukutei ... Tano Tetsuro
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Syohei Tano
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Doctor Endo
La Salle Ishii La Salle Ishii ... Policeman
Narumi Kayashima Narumi Kayashima ... Tano Nobuko
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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's wedding day also brings homes Ginko's younger brother Tetsuro, a failed actor and a hard drinker who shows up causing trouble. Having covered for him all her life, Ginko is ready to disown her burdensome younger brother, but some things are easier said than done... Written by Anonymous

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Never too late to find the right place.

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Well at least it has Yu Aoi in it
13 April 2011 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This movie really isn't for everyone, I personally didn't enjoy it as much. But it does have it's target audiences that would enjoy this movie. There is usually a imbecile that is part of a family or a relative that cause trouble even a lot of trouble for the family members. And that is what this movie is about for the most part. Even watching that imbecile cause trouble after trouble for everyone that actually somewhat care about him, just made me angry throughout the whole thing. Which is fine, I have seen many films with a villain or a character that I really despised. But the thing about this movie is that, the imbecile in this doesn't seem to understand that he is a imbecile and causing trouble for others around him. I just can't understand the nerve of some people, especially how imbeciles like him would make other people clean up his mess continuously. I guess the movie sends out a message to imbeciles out there, like the character in this movie. I personally didn't get immersed in the scenarios, even though I understand Japanese culture and stuff. I gotta admit the main reason I watched this movie was because of Yu Aoi and she is still pretty as ever. Unfortunately she is just a supporting character in this.

3.5/10


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