The Happiness of the Katakuris
Katakuris is something of a departure for Miike, seeing as how it's chock-full of robust romance and – we kid you not – musical numbers. While this is ultimately a crazy meditation on family values and the like, it's still mind-bogglingly goofy filmmaking, at once deeply moving and deeply annoying.
"...shock/schlock filmmaker Takashi Miike's work, this may not be the best introduction. As a jumping-off point, it's freakishly interesting..."
Nov. 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov