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  • Summary: A Japanese drama about Alzheimer's Disease. (Eleven Arts)
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. 88
    The first movie I’ve seen about the disease that is told from the sick person’s point of view, not that of family members. The director, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, often uses a subjective camera to show the commonplace world melting into bewildering patterns and meanings.
  2. What distinguishes it are its intelligent, unsentimental screenplay, which only occasionally lapses into emotional manipulation; the assured direction by Yukihiko Tsutsumi; and the superb acting.
  3. 75
    As the wife, pixie-ish Kanako Higuchi provides the perfect accompaniment to Watanabe.
  4. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    70
    Pulses with firm conviction and gentle sincerity. For Western audiences, opening reels may seem a tad melodramatic, but by journey's end there won't be a dry eye in the house.
  5. Memories of Tomorrow finally understands that the real victim of this terrible affliction is the partner left behind.
  6. By the time Watanabe encounters a holy senile fool in the forest, the film has foregone contemporary urban “King Lear” territory for something a lot closer to the Lifetime Channel.
  7. Reviewed by: Charles Petersen
    50
    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.

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  1. May 11, 2012
    5
    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. Collapse