A respectable housewife's life is upended when her successful salaryman husband quits his job and her daughter drops out of school. The daughter narrates this tender but sometimes quite sharp send-up of Japanese suburban 'bliss'.
The performances rang very true, as the reactions of my (Japanese) wife attested. She, of course, sympathized with the wife. The female lead played a sweet and sincere fourteen year old now ex-schoolgirl, who trustingly follows her stepfather into a complete career change as a neighbourhood handyman. The stepfather is both sincere and pathetic in his determination to carve out a new life. Recommended, innocent fun.
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