• Movie: The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2001
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 67 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 142

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A pioneer of a man convinces his family to take advantage of news of a road soon to be built through an area of the country that can be had for next to nothing. He, his aging, but wise father, his loving and loyal wife, along with a slow-to-persuade son and a divorced daughter with toddler in hand who also happens to be the narrator, bravely move out to this new space and open a bed and breakfast. They make the place everything anyone could want, as they have so much time to work on it, since no one is making reservations to stay there. Eventually, the customers come...but each one dies while in their room and the family is trying to get rid of the evidence a.s.a.p so as not to ruin their reputation before they even get up and running.


  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2001
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 67 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Feb 9, 2018
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Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.5
I really enjoyed  the comic take of "The Happiness of the Katakuris" about tragedy, using  the family in music and dance as a device to deal with unhappy  situations. It was like watching the sound of music in the  "echo," where all conventional ways of dealing with the somber  circumstance of life are taken in the form of melodic transgression. One scene that stuck in my mind was when the Katakuris discovered that their first guest committed suicide in their bedroom. That was the cinematographic work of acting. Overall a lightly good movie.
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