With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, May 10, 2009

ACF 296: Live Action HAPPILY EVER AFTER available on DVD May 12th

Happily Ever After / Jigyaku no uta
Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Japan, 2007, 115 min

The live action film Happily Ever After will become available on DVD this coming Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 from VIZ Pictures. It will carry MSRPs of $24.92 US and $35.99 CAN.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER is based on a best-selling manga series by Yoshiie Gouda and was a hit upon its theatrical release in Japan. This bittersweet romantic comedy combines visually striking cinematography with a heartwarming story about the nature of love and friendship presented by a cast of Japan’s top acting talents.

Housewife Yukie Morita (Miki Nakatani) works hard to make ends meet while her husband Isao (Hiroshi Abe) hangs around all day gambling away their savings and getting into trouble. Isao’s uncontrollable temper often results in the dinner table being overturned and their evening meal on the floor. Everyone advises Yukie to leave Isao, but their unconditional love keeps them together through happiness and hard times.

Director Tsutsumi previously directed Memories of Tomorrow, a film about a successful businesman (the always great Ken Watanabe) who begins to exhibit early signs of Alzheimer's Disease. That film was overshadowed in the U.S. by Away from Her, another film about the effects of Alzheimers that, like Memories, was also released in 2006.

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