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What a Wonderful Family (2017)

Kazoku wa tsuraiyo 2 (original title)
In this sequel to the first It's A Wonderful Family, the characters who are still based on those in Tokyo Family (which itself was based on Tokyo Story), are a couple of years older with ... See full summary »

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Yôji Yamada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Shuzo Hirata
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Tomiko Hirata
Masahiko Nishimura ... Konosuke Hirata
Shôzô Hayashiya Shôzô Hayashiya ... Taizo Kanai
Yui Natsukawa ... Fumie Hirata
Tomoko Nakajima Tomoko Nakajima ... Shigeko Kanai
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Shoto Hirata
Takanosuke Nakamura Takanosuke Nakamura ... Kenichi Hirata
Ayumu Maruyama Ayumu Maruyama ... Nobusuke Hirata
Yû Aoi ... Noriko Mamiya
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Ginnpei Maruta
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Kayo
Katsumi Kiba Katsumi Kiba ... Takamura
Gekidan Hitori Gekidan Hitori ... Detective
Senjirô Fujiyama Senjirô Fujiyama ... Nakamura
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In this sequel to the first It's A Wonderful Family, the characters who are still based on those in Tokyo Family (which itself was based on Tokyo Story), are a couple of years older with the father, grandfather and husband has taken up driving, albeit not without a few bumps. The family revokes his privilege, which leads to an intra-family conflict. Written by aghaemi

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Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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The film was part of the line-up at the Japanese Canadian Film Festival in Toronto in 2018. See more »

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Followed by What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018) See more »

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An improvement on the first
21 April 2019 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Kazoku wa tsuraiyo 2" continues the adventures of the Hirata family, with a little and charming movie that ends up being more than it seems at first sight.

The movie continues with its low key approach to its subjects: we see the everyday life of the Hirata family and how things have changed since the end of the first movie. The MacGuffin of the story is the 'patriarch' 's stubbornness and denial in recognizing the need for him to stop driving. This too common situation gives Yôji Yamada all he needs to develop the story, a plot that, as the first, revolves around family, its tensions, the changes that are happening in Japanese society (family relations, elder care, job relations...), with some light touches of humor and also some serious moments. The pace is still quite slow, and it drags for moments, but the approach is spot on, and the the movie's mood and situations will delight the viewer, in particular for anyone interested in everyday's life and human relationships.


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