Review: Departures (2009) ***

Masahiro Motoki and Tsutomu Yamazaki in Departures Yojiro Takita’s Departures, Japan’s Oscar winner for best foreign language film, is a likable enough story rooted in some fascinating raw material, but it is marred by ham handed voiceover, exaggerated sentimentality, odd jags of black humor and sappy montages that would feel at home in a CD (read…)





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