After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2016)

After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2016)

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Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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Critic Reviews for After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

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Kore-ada has explored the father-son dynamic in his previous work, most notably Still Walking (2008) and Like Father, Like Son (2013), and brings a gentle, humanist approach to the material.

October 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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Keeps the melancholy tale of a broken family reunited briefly by a typhoon on a slow simmer until the last act, which is sprinkled with small epiphanies about our humble existence.

May 21, 2016 | Full Review…
Variety
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Echoes 2008's Still Walking in its gentle, wry wisdom.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
AV Club
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A classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity from Kore-eda Hirokazu.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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It may not be the most interesting question Kore-eda has ever posed in a film. But it makes a nice addition to a lovely and gentle body of work about parents and children.

December 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Movie Habit

A creative film that bets on minimalism, where the sweetness and bitterness in the echoes of the past are mixed. [Full review in Spanish]

November 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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