Review of Our Little Sister (2015)

Moving picture, 127 minutes

Seen in 2021.

A low-intensity comics-based comedy with more than one funeral. The basic model is Little Women (1868) without marriage or Beth dying. The tonal control, though tight, is very good. Koreeda’s gentle realism is gilded mainly by the casting of some pretty people, and the recognizable types (the serious/motherly sister, the partying/manizing sister, and the goofball).

moving picture Japanese production fiction