Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)
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Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)
Akira Kurosawa directs this romantic comedy about a pair of lovers struggling to have a pleasant Sunday outing. A young laborer named Yuzo (Isao Numazaki) and his fiancée, Masako (Chieko Nakakita), meet at the train station on their day off. With the weather beautiful and only a scant 35 yen in their pockets, the two first visit a model house, where Masako imagines being a housewife. Then Yuzo plays baseball with some boys, resulting in the ball landing on a cookie shop display. After buying the two crushed cookies, they pop in on a floorshow without paying admission, and then go to the zoo.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a carefully composed, elegant, sometimes prescient work, a small-scale love story set against a background of tumultuous social and political change."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A curious mixture of the striking and the woeful"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's like looking for footprints, tracking the master this apprentice was to become."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"microcosm of the Japanese post-war experience"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"It's a 'little people' comedy in the Frank Capra vein"
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The filmmaker at his maudlin worst."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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