This sweet and funny change-of-pace from "Beat" Takeshi Kitano features the writer-director as a loudmouth hustler who is "volunteered" by his wife to accompany a lonely young boy on a journey to find the child's long-unseen mother. During the trip, the two encounter a group of colorful characters and form an unusual friendship. With Yusuke Sekiguchi. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.