I tend to scape movies and dramas that portrait illnesses. They are really hard to watch overall and there is always so much truth to them, that it hurts. In some cases they’re too painful to even finish them. I don’t think it’s the case of Our Family.
This movie invite us to watch it from another place. Just like the Korean movie Sunny did (which I highly recommend). The storyline in Our Family seems to go from irreversible tragedy to another place and not the other way around, like they usually do.
Synopsis of Our Family
Reiko gets diagnosed with a brain tumor. And she has a really short time left to live. In that moment she needs to get things straight in her family so she can actually rest in peace.
The second she gets diagnosed, she starts speaking up for herself without any filter. This brings her to saying just what comes right to her mind.
Her husband and her two sons just take it as if nothing happens. Maybe her change of attitude will bring them to their senses.
Starring in Our Family
- Mieko Harada
- Sosuke Ikematsu
- Kyozo Nagatsuka
- Satoshi Tsumabuki
In the end, it’s one of those movies that will probably make us cry a lot. Also curse her family for not treating her right. In the end, it’s all about how to deal with illness or death, and that’s a place where we can’t judge. Our family is inspired in a novel, Bokutachi no Kazoku written by Kazumasa Hayami. Which ensures a certain way of telling.