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  • Summary: This Japanese film has been described as a psychedelic version of Ingmar Bergman's classic "Fanny and Alexander."
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  1. "Weird but cool," as one character says -- yet the movie is also remarkably touching.
  2. The most charming comedy in town, writer-director-editor Katsuhito Ishii's 2003 piece is a modern Japanese variation on "You Can't Take It With You," with some lovely fantastical flourishes.
  3. 75
    A tad too long, "Tea" is nevertheless touching and funny, with charming performances. You might say it's as calming as a hot cup of green tea.
  4. A bit of patience is required to get through The Taste of Tea, but patience is often rewarded, and it certainly is by this droll and oddly touching film.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    70
    Warm and fantastical family portrait.
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  1. Matthieu
    Feb 23, 2007
    9
    Visually striking, emotionaly moving... Don't go if your looking for action packed sessions but do not hesitate if your willing to travel fast and far! Expand