"Like Father Like Son" @ Shattuck

The "switched at birth" urban legend and the Nature vs. Nurture debate provide Hirokazu Kore-eda with a fresh opportunity to revisit his ongoing preoccupation with family dynamics and parent-child relationships in contemporary Japan. The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama)—one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori (Ono Machiko) and son Keita (Keita Ninomiya)—is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son. Due to a mistake made by a negligent nurse, his "true" son has been raised in the dishevelled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai (Lily Franky) and his wife (Yôko Maki). The different approaches of both couples to their excruciating dilemma and the gradual emotional awakening of the all-too-rational Ryota are at the core of this sensitive drama of family feeling, which showcases Kore-eda’s rich sense of humanity. [IFC Films

Some reviews from Metacritic

"Mr. Hirokazu never overly explains his stories through the dialogue, preferring to tease out their meaning visually" M.Dargis NYT

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  • Giulia

    A beautiful movie slowly unfolding the characters' reactions in circumstances that have no easy solutions.

    March 7, 2014

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    A former member

    My sister -who joined me at the last min- and I actually went to that showtime together. But since she didn't want to stay afterwards, we left promptly after the film ended. However I want to thank you for having this MeetUp else I would not have discover this film. And these are my reflections on the film: http://zoafilmreflections.blogspot.com/2014/03/like-father-like-son.html

    1 · March 7, 2014

    • Giulia

      See you next time Denise

      March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can 't make it , next time..

    March 6, 2014

  • Angela W

    Saw it last week. A wonderful movie. It has a long run time, but hold the viewers' interest.

    March 5, 2014

  • jack

    i have been fan of movies for many years, and look forward to seeing more indie films, both new and old.

    March 5, 2014

  • Knight W.

    I've heard so many wonderful things about this movie. Do we pay a five dollar fee to you for Meetup.

    March 4, 2014

    • Giulia

      There is no Meetup fee for any event in this group. You just pay the admission ticket at the movie theater.

      March 4, 2014

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