My Wife and I are an American/Japanese couple. This movie should have connected with both of us, however it just fell flat with both of us. Neither of us recommend it.
Do you enjoy suicides and suicide attempts?
Do you hate comedies that are funny, but enjoy uncomfortable and awkward family drama of crazy people?
We would have had sympathy for the characters, we did have sympathy for one...but we couldn't have any sympathy for irresponsible and crazy people being irresponsible and crazy, like the movie wanted us to have.
Neither my wife or I enjoyed watching this movie...we didn't stop watching it, thinking that it might get better...but it didn't. It's not poorly made...just not good. We kept looking at each other, asking "what the hell", and shifting around uncomfortably.
This movie is a "comedy" in the same fashion as Tolstoy's book Anna Karenina; It is a "comedy" by means of not being a Shakespearean Tragedy. In the end, the main character isn't dead, so "comedy"?
"I don't know how to enjoy this movie at all."