Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku)
Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku) (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Memories of Tomorrow is the first movie I've seen about the disease that is told from the sick person's point of view.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Ken Watanabe makes his character's whirlwind of fear, anger, and defeat painfully immediate.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Watanabe brings ferocious commitment to the sort of role that many an American awards body has been known to champion.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Sensitively directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi from a well-constructed script.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

This would be a totally manipulative disease-of-the-week movie, were it not for Tsutsumi's gentle direction and Watanabe's intense performance.

Dennis Lim
Los Angeles Times

The script's subtler nuances are too often drowned out by awkward histrionics.

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Russell Edwards
Variety

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.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

Tear jerking comes with the territory, but the filmmakers generally rise above formula, particularly in its depiction of the central marriage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
Simple & Sad, Good performance from Watanabe
Lanning : )
Wow . . . <p>This film and <i>Letters from Iwo Jima</i> came out within a year of each other . . . Gotta say that makes for one heck of a… More
Lesley N
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… More