What happens when a high-achieving, Japanese businessman learns that his six-year-old son was switched with another baby boy in the hospital at birth?
Please dash out to the theater and find out for yourself.
This is a lovely, thought-provoking film with truthful performances all around, good writing, and direction that is elegant and nuanced just like the film’s musical score.
When two families are dropped into turmoil after the switch is revealed by hospital administrators, there is a convergence of class struggles, changing cultural attitudes toward work and family, longstanding marital tensions, and unhealthy parenting relationships imported from childhood into adulthood.
One of the particular joys of watching Like Father, Like Son is growing to care deeply about the characters and having no idea from scene to scene what will happen next.
Anyone who has ever loved a child will be engaged and moved. I highly recommend this beautiful, tender film.