6 May 2019 | boblipton
Try a Little Kindness
Tamio Kawaji doesn't like that his mother has been a married businessman's mistress for fifteen years. He lives on the money, but it makes him miserable. He earns some money stealing cars, and his girlfriend, Yoshiko Nezu, sides with him. She tries to raise money for a friend who's gotten pregnant, only she doesn't want to bother the boy she is living with about an abortion. As the situation spirals out of control, the older couple tries to talk with the youngster, to explain things to him, but he doesn't want to hear about it.
Seijun Suzuki's movie about juvenile delinquency and the causes of it is sensationalistic, and offers no real solutions, only a beginning of one. Mostly, though, it's about violence and anger and alienation.