In Japanese. 117 minute running time so at least 20 to 30 minutes too long. Depressing. Japan a place where the population is shrinking, so it touches on the issue of aging parents, which is sort of interesting… anyway, there’s a deadbeat guy, looks like a Japanese George Clooney, former novelist now working at a sleazy detective agency … he has a gambling problem just like his father did … has a pretty ex-wife and young son whom he neglects, though he doesn’t want to, but he’s just a bum, he can’t help himself.
There’s a touching scene where mother and daughter-in-law commiserate over the rotten guys they ended up marrying, but like I said, it’s just sad, not enlightening. One review I read called it a “sad-bastard movie,” which made me laugh. Avoid, red rating.