The Taste of Tea (Cha no aji) Reviews

October 5, 2020
while there are multiple characters and all manner of oddball excursions, everything is anchored in a gentle, affectionate view of a household whose members are ever so slowly finding themselves.
October 5, 2007
Quirky with a capital Q...
April 27, 2007
The film could easily lose a half-hour, but it rewards with a promise that there are unexpected marvels in the world and moments of real grace.
March 28, 2007
A messy, heartfelt entanglement of tangential indulgences into the wild eccentricities of human behavior.
March 8, 2007
'Weird but cool,' as one character says -- yet the movie is also remarkably touching.
March 1, 2007
The most charming comedy in town, writer-director-editor Katsuhito Ishii's 2003 piece is a modern Japanese variation on You Can't Take It With You, with some lovely fantastical flourishes.
February 23, 2007
A description someone gives of a song involved in one of the film's many detours neatly summarizes the movie itself: 'It's more cool than weird, and it stays in your head.'
February 23, 2007
A tad too long, Tea is nevertheless touching and funny, with charming performances. You might say it's as calming as a hot cup of green tea.
February 20, 2007
Ishii's domestic frame is as tightly packed and layered as his horizons are expansive.