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Sad Vacation (2007)

Sad Vacation





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A damaged man experiences a series of odd coincidences that send his life careening down a path he never anticipated in director/screenwriter Shinji Aoyama's semi-sequel to his critically acclaimed 2000 drama Eureka. When Kenji was just a young boy, his mother abandoned the family and his father committed suicide. These days Kenji (Tadanobu Asano) can't seem to hold down a regular job, instead choosing to work part time as a designated driver for tipsy bar hostesses and their randy clients. Occasionally, he even assists local gangsters in trafficking illegal immigrants. Everything changes for Kenji, however, when in just a matter of days he meets both the woman who will bear his future child as well as his own long-missing mother Chiyoko (Eri Ishida). Now, as Kenji ponders the depressive realization that his mother left he and his father behind in favor of starting a new family, the past and the future come crashing together, forcing the uncertain drifter to try and make sense of his own fractured existence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Shinji Aoyama
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Critic Reviews for Sad Vacation

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Only those already won over by recent Shinji Aoyama will coddle to Sad Vacation, the prolific helmer's latest overlong, confused meditation on family and abandonment.

Full Review… | July 9, 2008
Top Critic

There's something willfully obscurantist about Sad Vacation, as if it is, first and foremost, a private joke between writer/director Shinji Aoyama and his performers.

Full Review… | July 9, 2008

Audience Reviews for Sad Vacation

you know i was going to give this movie 4 stars. and then that fuckin' bubble popped. watch the movie you'll know what I mean.

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