I’ve just finished watching Tokyo Sonata, after a weekend of catching up on films, including the multi-directed Tokyo! featuring the brilliantly crafted ‘creature from the sewers‘ character. I’m not much for reviewing, I can only really ever talk about whether or not I liked a film without being able to articulate why but Tokyo Sonata was great, I really liked it. That’s all you’ll get from me. Check it out, you crazy kids!
No, it doesn’t turn into another horror film or a murder-suicide. It simply shows how lives torn apart by financial emergencies can be revealed as being damaged all along. – Roger Ebert