Welcome Back Mr. McDonald (1999)

Welcome Back Mr. McDonald




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Mousy housewife Miyako has written the prize-winning entry in a contest for radio dramas, with a sappy romance, set in a fishing village. Moments before the show is to go on the air, the lead actress demands a few small changes in the script: Her character's name will be Mary Jane, she'll be a trial lawyer, and the action will be set in New York City. Chaos ensues as the other cast members make their own wholesale changes and the long-suffering Miyako is forced to rewrite instantaneously as the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Koki Mitani
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 18, 2003
Tidepoint Pictures



as Miyako Suzuki

as Nokko Senbon

as Ben Noda

as Suguru Hosaka

as Hiromitsu

as Miyako's Husband

as Horinouchi

as Hamamura Jo

as Truck Driver

as Janitor woman
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Critic Reviews for Welcome Back Mr. McDonald

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | September 24, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Welcome Back Mr. McDonald

A really funny Japanese movie about a radio show, but the actors want their character's name changed, then the setting, then the plot. What will the poor scriptwriter do?

Anna L

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