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Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku) Reviews

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½ November 24, 2013
What will happen if a successful salaryman suddenly starts to lose his memory? Ken Watanabe played the role convincingly as the man battling with Alzheimer's disease.

The first 2/3 of the movie had all the highlights of the film. One scene I found significant is when Ken said goodbye to his team. His team gave him a send off that is both funny and moving.
½ December 5, 2012
Simple & Sad, Good performance from Watanabe
½ October 15, 2011
~-? (R)~ 1/4What a tear jerker... (;_;)
Super Reviewer
March 6, 2011
Apparently a better translation of the title is Remembering For Tomorrow, which works a lot better as it's a drama about a Japanese businessman discovering that his increasing lapses of memory are really the early onset of Alzheimers. Set over the next few years,everything - his job, his relationship with his wife, his self-assurance- gets overturned as the disease takes hold. The soundtrack is truly dreadful (unless you love violins) but the acting is genuine and the story is heartbreaking...get the hankies in before you watch.
May 17, 2010
This is such a true story. It is not important anymore for Watanabt recovering or not, but the message of family, help, hope and love it brings along.
½ October 21, 2009
the film moved between the simplicity and quietness of japanese drama and the melodramatic elements of japanese commercial movies overtones. If you liked "Tokyo tower", you should like this one as well.
½ August 31, 2009
It can be compared with "A Moment to Remember", a Korean movie within the same topic about alzheimer. I agree with the other, this film is touching.
July 19, 2009
**sob** **wah** **sob** If you haven't seen it and prepare for the water works! I loved it!!!
May 24, 2009
best Japanese actor :-)
March 29, 2009
ken watanabe gives the performance of a life time. very emotional film which is delivered through the performances and style. cinematography is superb.
January 19, 2009
Ken Watanebe's performance is excellent! Very moving story!
January 18, 2009
Ken Watanebe's performance is excellent! Very moving story!
December 29, 2008
Dol you remember how I know you.......
December 19, 2008
How sad it is when the people you love lost all the memories about u ~
½ October 26, 2008
Ken Watanabe acts very well with his role and so does Kanako Higuchi! It is a very moving story with 2 couples dealing with the Alzheimer's disease!
September 4, 2008
This is the most touching film I have ever seen.
½ August 31, 2008
Great acting, showing a much more emotional side of a Japanese couple going through a very difficult transition.
July 31, 2008
Heartbreaking performance by Ken Watanabe, and the whole cast. Though the film changes pace a couple of times, it still gets you with all the Asian melodrama~~ xD
½ July 24, 2008
fantastic story & performance; brilliant cinematography. must be tough for the wife to handle all the changes. wonder what if the patient were to be the wife instead? would the husband be strong enough to go through what the wife is going through? doubt it. he is most likely to keep working and send the wife to nursing home.
July 23, 2008
It's about an early on-set alzheimer's disease. Watched it twice, really like it. Great director, timeless story and a great cast !
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