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.
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.