A Japanese family gathers to celebrate the life of the deceased oldest son.
He died saving a boy from drowning. The boy — now a man — also attends.
Still Walking is about one day in the life of the family and centers around the surviving son and the disappointment of his doctor dad.
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What happens on the screen and to the characters is ordinary. Average. A day in the life of a few people.
Ordinary and average have never been so extraordinary. Still Walking is an amazing movie, a complex, yet simply told dissection of the dynamics of family.
Mr. Movie rating: 4 1/2 stars
Not rated, probably PG-13 for mature themes. It plays Friday, Dec. 4 only at 8 p.m. at the Battelle Auditorium.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.