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Japanese filmmaker Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, best known for his chilly gangster flicks (Fireworks, Sonatine, Violent Cop
), tries his hand at writing, directing and starring in a sentimental, feel-good comedy. The results are more than mixed. Kitano plays a ne'er-do-well gambler pressed into delivering a runaway munchkin to his long-lost mother. The standard "cute li'l orphan melts the heart of a grumpy oldster" story follows.