Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku) (2007)
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After being stricken with Alzheimer's disease in the prime of his life, a successful young businessman slips slowly away from his loving family in director Yukihiko Tstusumi's poignant family drama. Saeki (Ken Watanabe) is about to launch what promises to be the most successful advertising campaign in his burgeoning career. In addition to his astonishingly fast ascent up the corporate ladder, Saeki's beautiful young daughter is about to be married, and he will soon become a youthful grandfather.
Apr 12, 2007 Wide
Toei Co. Ltd.
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Memories of Tomorrow is the first movie I've seen about the disease that is told from the sick person's point of view.
Watanabe brings ferocious commitment to the sort of role that many an American awards body has been known to champion.
The script's subtler nuances are too often drowned out by awkward histrionics.
This heartfelt tale of disintegration and acceptance, seasoned with family devotion, will both raise and soothe the anxieties of those of us who regularly ask ourselves why we came into the kitchen two minutes ago.
An outstanding perf and a methodically constructed script about the early onset of Alzheimer's disease makes Japanese meller Memories of Tomorrow an emotionally gripping experience.
Ken Watanabe makes his character's whirlwind of fear, anger, and defeat painfully immediate.
This would be a totally manipulative disease-of-the-week movie, were it not for Tsutsumi's gentle direction and Watanabe's intense performance.
Tear jerking comes with the territory, but the filmmakers generally rise above formula, particularly in its depiction of the central marriage.
A Japanese film that draws out our respect and compassion for a man whose life is turned upside down by the early onset of Alzheimer's.
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