A family gathers to commemorate the death anniversary of the eldest son. The parents, a crabby couple, have lived in their family home for decades. Descending on them are their remaining son and daughter along with their family. As the day flows, the layers of family are slowly peeled away, revealing the complexities of an outwardly simple family. Hirokazu Koreeda has yet again expanded his range by attacking and conquering an Yasujiro Ozu like family drama.
Rating: * * * +