Friday, July 24, 2020
MRS NOISY (2019) Japan Cuts 2020
Maki is a freelance writer hoping to turn her new motherhood into gold, but instead finds that she still has writers block. Moving into an new apartment with her family things begin to slide as her daughter begins wandering off out of boredom and she begins to gt into a feud with a neighbor. Things begin to slide further when Maki turns to social media blowing everything out of proportion and creating a number of false narratives.
Good dark comedy is lifted up by it's refusing to take the typical surface road and instead dig a bit deeper concerning modern life and and how what we think is real is not always the case. It is small addition that was undoubtedly the reason that the film has been a festival favorite. I know going in I was pretty certain I knew what I was going to get, and at first I thought I was right but slowly the film began to change and shift and it started to bring in issues that most filmmakers are no considering these days. I was hooked and had to see how this all played out.
While I didn't end up absolutely loving the film I most certainly liked it. I liked it enough that I am recommending it to anyone who wants to see a film that doesn't track as expected and instead raises of interesting questions to make you think.
To see the film or any other at Japan Cuts go here.