Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family Drama, Slice of Life  |   Run Time - 142 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, the gentle coming-of-age drama Tokyo Tower - Mom and Me and Sometimes Dad concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and emotional strength of his mother Okan. Following a period of intensely rebellious behavior, Boku learns that his mom has contracted cancer; suddenly, his mother comes to live with him in Tokyo the entire emotional landscape of his life is altered.

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