Welcome Back Mr. McDonald (1999)




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Mousy housewife Miyako has written the prize-winning entry in a contest for radio dramas, with a sappy romance, set in a fishing village. Moments before the show is to go on the air, the lead actress demands a few small changes in the script: Her character's name will be Mary Jane, she'll be a trial lawyer, and the action will be set in New York City. Chaos ensues as the other cast members make their own wholesale changes and the long-suffering Miyako is forced to rewrite instantaneously as the show unfolds.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Tidepoint Pictures


Kyoka Suzuki
as Miyako Suzuki
Keiko Toda
as Nokko Senbon
Takehiko Ono
as Ben Noda
Shiro Namiki
as Suguru Hosaka
Yasukiyo Umeno
as Furukawa
Jun Inoue
as Hiromitsu
Yoshimasa Kondo
as Miyako's Husband
Akira Fuse
as Horinouchi
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
as Hamamura Jo
Ken Watanabe
as Truck Driver
Nobuko Miyamoto
as Janitor woman
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Critic Reviews for Welcome Back Mr. McDonald

All Critics (8)

Mr. McDonald is a loving tribute to the magic of storytelling that's warm, huggable, overflowing with wonder and charm.

Full Review… | July 17, 2003

Even if it doesn't generate many laughs, it's good-spirited tone will put a smile in your heart, and its rousing ending will likely have you applauding.

Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Welcome Back Mr. McDonald

Completely charming and adorable. It's a cute plot with quaint and funny scenes. Great bits of stuff.

Melissa Tse
Melissa Tse

A really funny Japanese movie about a radio show, but the actors want their character's name changed, then the setting, then the plot. What will the poor scriptwriter do?

Anna L
Anna L

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