This latest effort from the director of Like Father, Like Son takes a nuanced look at the emotional stunting left in the wake of parental abandonment. It follows three adult sisters who are united with a younger half-sibling they never knew existed. Koreeda eschews stereotypes in favour of a complex study of four strong and uniquely flawed female characters. The result is a gentle masterpiece about people who are constantly learning and redefining what it means to care for and love one another.
You are shaken, by the end, at how much you care about these women and how sorry you are to leave their company.
— A.O. Scott, New York Times