Ignore my review for this film. I was responding to another film with the same title. I have dvd of the Japanese film on order and will submit a proper review later. Sorry for hitting the submit button to quickly.
Of course, it's no surprise that a melodrama would be melodramatic. But that doesn't mean it has to be graceless--as "Away From Her" shows--and grace, that virtue most characteristic of Japanese film, is what Memories of Tomorrow completely lacks.