Otôto (About Her Brother) (Younger Brother) Reviews
I didn't actually like the brother at all, and I couldn't figure out why Ginko felt indebted to him for naming her daughter, and not even a nice name, when she had chosen names of her own (I guess that must be a Japanese thing!). I certainly wouldn't have been paying his ex girlfriend my life savings.
Towards the end I felt sad for him, but that was only due to the turn of events. Actually he'd been a childish and irresponsible man his whole life. His apology was moving, but it came without reason or explanation as to why he had behaved as he had.
The movie did feel overlong and it felt like a few things could have been omitted, while a few of the characters were underused. The grandmother, for example, was quite a sour faced amusing woman. I also liked the daughter, although her second engagement felt rushed. Even to the point Ginko had to ask who she was marrying!
I caught this on sbs. I am glad I didn't buy it or pay money at the cinema. I am glad I saw it, but once was definitely enough.
super late review.
funny moving and sad at the same time
saw happy family plan driectoe Tsutomu Abe at the screening