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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Released Jun 3, 2022 1h 37m Comedy Drama Anime TRAILER for Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko: Trailer 1 List Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko: Trailer 1 Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko: Trailer 1 1:37 View more videos
92% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 77% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair's tender relationship. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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While it could stand to be a lot more enlightened in its treatment of its protagonist, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is also a sensitive and refreshingly honest look at adolescence.

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Phuong Le Guardian [An] intimately scaled coming-of-age story that acutely understands the embarrassment that teenagers have towards their parents once puberty hits. Rated: 3/5 Aug 9, 2022 Full Review Carlos Aguilar RogerEbert.com Misshapen parts and all, Fortune Favors fulfills its purpose as a joyfully eccentric tribute to personal authenticity. Rated: 3/4 Jun 3, 2022 Full Review Tasha Robinson Polygon A glowingly beautiful film that on first viewing seems to have a surprisingly ugly heart. Jun 3, 2022 Full Review Kate Sánchez But Why Tho? A Geek Community Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko hits hard. It’s a beautiful look at untraditional family units, the choices we make, and the love that binds us to those around us. It’s about learning how to understand instead of judge and how to let people in. Apr 15, 2023 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall It's a remarkably complex film that takes on some enormous ideas. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media This memorably animated adaptation is both a big-hearted and disappointingly fat-shaming story of a mother and daughter who share little in common except their love -- and love of food. Rated: 3/5 Aug 10, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Hula Hipp My mate likes anime. So went for him to see this. He enjoyed it. I found some of the eating scenes were gross, especially dealing with a character that was obese. But guess that was part of the story. Scenery was good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/09/22 Full Review Chris F What an odd little film! One thing that is inarguable is that it's ultra good vibes, ultra wholesome, and very beautiful. The animation is on a completely different level. You can feel the passion behind the team, and they really brought their A-game on what was otherwise not a notable film. It's weird that a film like this can exist. It just has so many little things in it, steeped in narrative from a narrative, with so many tiny details and eccentricities. Does it make sense as a film? Not really. The story is heartfelt and nice, but also, a bit convoluted at points. And it feels about as slice-of-life as you can get, as the story follows the two main protagonists in their whirlwind of a life. It's all about the little things, the little dramas, the little interactions. And that's why it's so special that something like this exists, even if it's a little haphazard in communicating its points. It's just nice, and it's nice that films that are "just nice" can exist. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair's tender relationship.
Director
Ayumu Watanabe, Kenichiro Akimoto
Producer
Sanma Akashiya, Shu Kamigaso, Eiko Tanaka, Mitsugu Yamada
Screenwriter
Satomi Ohshima, Satomi Ôshima
Distributor
GKIDS
Production Co
Studio 4 C
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Anime
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 3, 2022, Limited
Runtime
1h 37m
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