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Sunday, September 12, 2004


The Happiness of the Katakuris: I Tivo’d this movie last week and watched it this afternoon. This movie is terribly awesome. It’s about a middle-aged man who was laid off and decides to buy a guest house in the hills, on the promise that there will soon be a major road nearby. He brings his whole family with him; his wife, his trouble making son, his recently divorced daughter, his granddaughter and his elderly father. Oh, and they have a dog too.

The movie starts out with a bizarre claymation sequence about a soupdemon (you just have to see it to understand) and gets stranger from there. Guests trickle in to the guest house and die in somewhat strange circumstances. But the family sticks together to try to realize the father’s guest house dream.

It is completely genre defying – it is part family drama, part comedy, part horror and part musical. But it all works together quite well. 9 out of 10 rabbit turds to this movie – it is almost a modern classic.

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