Memories of Tomorrow Synopsis
The early onset of Alzheimer's disease ruins the life of a successful businessman.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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,...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
What distinguishes it are its intelligent, unsentimental screenplay, which only occasionally lapses into emotional manipulation; the...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Veers regularly into disease-of-the-week territory but is rescued by the powerhouse performances of Ken Watanabe (who was instrumental in...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
As the wife, pixie-ish Kanako Higuchi provides the perfect accompaniment to Watanabe.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
This heartfelt tale of disintegration and acceptance, seasoned with family devotion, will both raise and soothe the anxieties of those of...
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Memories of Tomorrow finally understands that the real victim of this terrible affliction is the partner left behind.
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70

Variety

Pulses with firm conviction and gentle sincerity. For Western audiences, opening reels may seem a tad melodramatic, but by journey's end...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
By the time Watanabe encounters a holy senile fool in the forest, the film has foregone contemporary urban “King Lear” territory for...
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60

Los Angeles Times

Charting its protagonist's agonizing slide into senility, the Japanese melodrama Memories of Tomorrow invites mostly unflattering...
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50

Village Voice

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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"...
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Memories of Tomorrow

By noiost
Insightful and touching. Don't let the language barrier (Japanese dialogue with English subtitles) keep you from seeing this movie. Everyone should see this!...

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Rated NR