Two gay men and a straight woman who wants one of them to father her child gradually come together to form an elective family in this 2001 Japanese drama. The woman, who works in a dental office, is a bit unbalanced: she's had several failed affairs and attempted suicide in the past. The relationship between the men is tentative at first—one of them is closeted and sometimes dates women. Though often entertaining, the film suffers from a loose narrative structure and inconsistencies in tone. Director Ryosuke Hashiguchi's long takes and static compositions, which effectively articulate the emotional detachment of the characters, are disrupted by a rapidly cut comedy sequence that seems jarringly out of place. In Japanese with subtitles. 135 min.