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Our Little Sister uses the story of one fractured family to offer universal -- and deeply moving -- observations on the human condition.
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Rarely has a film more eloquently captured the universality of human experience.
Under a less masterful hand, you'd be dying for a fistfight, a sex scene or a gunshot to shatter the calm. But Koreeda makes thrilling the rich inner lives of four young women trying to navigate rocky emotional terrain in the wake of their father's death.
It's a movie that, by its serene final scene, changes its viewer. You leave happier, honored to have been, for two hours, part of this family.
If you succumb to Koreeda's slow rhythms, the climbs up a hill to find a magnificent view, the walks along the beach, the simple peace of a shared meal, this is the kind of movie that will leave you feeling restored, maybe a little misty-eyed as well.
Koreeda allows the action to unfold gradually, and plum wine isn't the only food metaphor enriching his tale. Each meal seems like an invitation for the sisters to learn more about each other or to be reminded-for good or ill-of their parents.
"Sister" ... broods on the past, on how it defines the present and future, but as a film about remembering it is not especially memorable.
Without resorting to great conflicts or excessive drama, Kore-eda turned the successive culinary rituals of these four sisters into magical territories of encounter, love and understanding. [Full Review in Spanish]
These four sisters - and most of the characters that surround them - are charming, and the few conflicts that exist in the plot unfold without stridency. [Full review in Spanish]
Without reaching the heights of the filmography of the remarkable Japanese director, it is a beautiful, sensitive and enjoyable work. [Full Review in Spanish]
A poetic and pleasant film that works as a tender and sensible entry in Koreeda's universe. [Full Review in Spanish]
It really is filmmaking at the highest pitch of intelligence: a work teeming with skill both cinematographically and dramaturgically.
When its repressed emotions finally come to the surface, it's devastating.
Despite the charisma and talent of its actresses, Koreeda's film is so uneventful and without a clear focus that it feels dull and uninteresting, failing to offer a reason compelling enough to make us follow a family of sisters who just live together.
Literally never thought this would end. It's not a bad movie, not at all. It is beautifully made and the four actresses are completely believable as sisters and have well written personalities.
It is just so long at two hours and it plods along with not a lot happening.
Three adult sisters take in the teenage half sister they never met following their estranged fathers death. They live in a quiet town and the movie follows the small moments that make up anyone's lives. They go to work, they cook, they go to the local restaurant. There's small moments showing relationships with boyfriends, co workers, their auntie, none of it is all that fleshed out.
It's a sweet movie, but it's exceedingly slow and hard to get through. Though I liked it, I was tempted to switch it off at so many points.
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