Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Taste of Tea - 茶之味

The Taste of Tea (茶之味) is a 2004 film out of Japan. It follows a family in the suburbs or farmlands of Japan.

The family includes, Father, Mother, Son, Daughter, Uncle, and Grandfather. And yes, all of these characters are explored in the movie. The story is that all 6 live in the same house and have their own unique personalities.

Father, the least explored but a responsible earner for the family.
Mother, a stay at home mother that use to be an animator. Now, working from home as an animator as her children are older.
Son, a loner at school with a secret crush on a girl that moves away.
Daughter, she sees a giant version of herself looking at her (picture below).
Uncle, a music producer that's decided to take a break from Tokyo.
Grandfather, a legendary animator that's now retired and does crazy stuff.

I thought it was rather interesting how the movie could explore all 6 characters and have you like them all. But this movie does it. I felt happy after the movie and wished for my daughters to be as cute as the daughter was in this film.

You can pick it up via Amazon or rent it via Netflix.

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