Happy Family Plan
Author/Director: Tsutomu Abe
English, Japanese J
With this special edition of Happy Family Plan, not only can you watch an entertaining film based on a popular 90's Japanese game show, but you can learn about Japanese culture and language at the same time! A dysfunctional Japanese family is selected to be a part of the popular game show, the Happy Family Plan. The prize is an irresistible ¥3 million but the challenge that looms ahead is next to impossible. A clumsy, tone-deaf father Fujio is expected to play the song "Home Sweet Home" on the piano, live on national TV in just seven days. With the family in complete disarray, the pressure to succeed is overwhelming. In times of economic uncertainty, Fujio completing this insurmountable task is the family's only hope. Will he succeed? Happy Family Plan is a funny, heart-warming tale that reminds us of the importance of family, com- munity and the joy of reaching a goal no matter how big or small.
More Information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259343/