The storyline is similar to many other comedy-dramas about dysfunctional families learning to work together (i.e. Little Miss Sunshine, Pieces of April, etc.), but it sidesteps quirky characters that have a unique perspective in favor of making a more universal social comment. The Yamazakis are an allegorical look at the psyche of our current world, a world that sees life through a video lens much of the time (see the popularity of YouTube for just one example). We are becoming more insular and unconcerned by the outside world; the Yamazakis rarely keep secrets from each other, they simply are so disinterested in each others’ lives that they don’t ask any questions. When they finally let each other in, their joy is even greater in the face of a confluence of awful events they learn to overcome together."Read the rest. Kris:
- 1. Its inside exists in nondimensional, airless, space (so its bigger, up to 250 cubic feet bigger).
2. No matter what you put in it, it always weighs the same.
3. If the bag is overloaded or pierced, the bag is ruined and everything instantly spills out.
4. No matter what you're looking for, its always on top.
5. My personal favorite: if you place another nondimensional space (a portable hole) inside the bag a rift in the world is torn open, instantly sucking everything into an endless void within ten feet, losing them, the bag, and all its contents forever."