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Dad's Lunch Box (2017)

Papa no obentou wa sekaiichi (original title)
This film was inspired by a real-life story of a Japanese father who for the three years his daughter spent at high school prepared daily bento lunch boxes for her leading to delicious, ... See full summary »

Director:

Masakazu Fukatsu

Writer:

Toshitsugu Ohno (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshimi Watanabe Toshimi Watanabe ... Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Utano Aoi Utano Aoi
Yuriko Hara Yuriko Hara
Shô Kiyohara Shô Kiyohara ... Yuji
Eriko Kumagai Eriko Kumagai ... Kurumi
Mikan Ogino Mikan Ogino
Yura Someno Yura Someno ... Shiho
Rena Takeda Rena Takeda ... Midori
Hikaru Tanaka Hikaru Tanaka ... Father's Colleague
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This film was inspired by a real-life story of a Japanese father who for the three years his daughter spent at high school prepared daily bento lunch boxes for her leading to delicious, interesting or offbeat creations. In all cases, he put an effort into equipping his daughter with sustenance for school. Written by aghaemi

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 June 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dad's Bento See more »

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This could have been much better
4 April 2019 | by gergelyh-15596See all my reviews

A heartwarming little piece-of-life story about cooking and family bonds certainly does not have to be overly exciting or dramatic to find an audience. The pacing is slow but this in itself would not be a problem either. Regretfully the makers of "Dad's Lunch Box" chose a very direct approach: all the dialogues are about the lunches. Between Father and Midori, Father and co-workers, Midori and boyfriend, Midori and female friends -- there is not a word about anything else but food, food, food! Consequently the characters are all cardboard, lacking all the depth and unable to evoke our sympathy or even curiosity. A real pity because both main characters look like decent actors, wasted on a lifeless and insubstantial script.


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