I was alerted to this movie by my Mother, who works for a Japanese based company. It wont be released in the US until next month, but of course I found a copy on the nets :)
Stayed up til 2 am last night and was mesmerized. I would recommend this movie to everyone, but it is most definitely a must-see for those of us in the profession and our families and friends.
The Japanese title is Okuribito which translated means "Departures", which is the title for the Us release.
I will provide a review for you later.