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Happy Hour(ハッピーアワー)

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Japan
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2015

5h 17m

Director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
Starring Hiromi Demura, Shoko Fukunaga, Yuichiro Ito, Rira Kawamura

Genre Drama

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Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi truly believe that they can confide in each other. But one day, at a party, Jun confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband, and this information seems to upset the other three. They follow her trial as she attempts to win her case against her husband’s will.

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88

Slant Magazine by Carson Lund

Hamaguchi arranges most sequences around a handful of static, roomy medium shots that subtly suggest emotional dynamics through camera and actor positioning.
90

Village Voice by Melissa Anderson

Funny (sometimes caustically so), rueful, and bracingly honest, Happy Hour is also a movie defined by an unshakeable belief that any encounter holds the promise of magic.
100

The New Yorker by Richard Brody

Happy Hour, a work of distinctly modern cinema, reaches deep into the classic traditions of melodrama—along with its coincidences and its violent contrasts—to revive a latent power for grand-scale observation through painfully close contact with the agonizing intimacies of contemporary life.