Reviews

Apr 22, 2020
Simple story is ingeniously told. Has honest human values and is completely without hokum.
Apr 22, 2020
The complicated, innovative style poses metaphysical questions to match the moral issue -- Naruse's highly angled compositions and oddly accented editing constantly undermine his characters' place in the world.
Apr 22, 2020
Miss Chiba, Okawa and Miss Hanabusa turn in performances that are among the finest seen on the Japanese talking screen.
Jun 7, 2006
Wife! Be Like a Rose! has the distinction of being the first Japanese talkie to receive a commercial U.S. release.