I don't do reviews, just thoughts or sidenotes.
Someone who has seen Hamaguchi's Intimacies, will connect so well with this. Without it, i dont think I'd rate it this high. He really knows how to develop a character. Just love this small outburst of emotion from one:
"But even if you think you know someone well, even if you love that person deeply, you can't completely look into that person's heart. You'll just feel hurt..
But if you put in enough effort, you should be able to look…
Asian moms man. Carrying the world on their shoulders. Their children. Their future. The guilt. The regrets. The burden. A universe.
For someone who loves melodrama and asian shomin geki genre, this Taiwanese movie was all that I needed to reduce me down to tears.
How is this movie just sitting on Netflix??? Someone's rightly reviewed this movie saying it's a mix of Koreeda's Our little sister and Ang Lee's Eat drink Man Woman. It's also so.much.more!