The Long Excuse

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After his wife dies in a bus accident, a man rashly volunteers to take care of the children of a man who also lost his wife in the crash.

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Critic Reviews for Long Excuses (The Long Excuse)

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  • Writer-director Miwa Nishikawa's somber reflection on the strains of marriage and parenthood is punctuated with beautiful existential undertones.

    September 21, 2016 | Full Review…

    Maggie Lee

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  • Not without its moments of humour, The Long Excuse is a great piece of storytelling and a thought-provoking exploration of grief and its impact

    October 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Motoki should be commended for playing such a duplicitous and two-faced character.

    February 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Even resorting to some sentimentality, The Long Excuse reached me in the way it treats camaraderie, personal growth, and family ties with sagacious integrity.

    July 26, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Masahiro Motoki makes it all a joy to watch, lending a complex touch of humanity to an unlikeable role that's more involving than it has presumably any right to be.

    December 7, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Whether or not you believe he truly redeems himself -- I was of two minds until the end -- the film delivers a catharsis that is earned, not tacked onto an obligatory happy ending.

    October 12, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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