Mostly in Japanese. 95 minute running time so a good length, well within the sacred 100 minute limit. Not a feel-good pic. Unusual one, I liked it, sort of… bleak, but they made sure the ending wasn’t completely tragic. Love that Josh Hartnett played the English teacher… I only know him from Black Hawk Down… I have a lot of respect for him for taking this kind of risk. The critics will love the movie but I’m not sure about the general audience — may be way too dark, too weird. Ideas of loneliness, and middle age, and routine, and… misery. Not a comedy.
Tentatively gets a green rating from me… may make my Top Ten list for 2018, but I haven’t seen many movies from that year yet.