Good Morning (Ohay˘)
Good Morning (Ohay˘) (1959)

Yasujiro Ozu's Ohayo (Good Morning) is a comedy about a pair of boys who bring much trouble to their family and community by refusing to do very basic activities. The boys desire a television, but their father refuses. They are so… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 1959
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

[Ozu's] sense of generational conflict in a society at risk from within is here at its sharpest and most anarchic.

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New York Times

Cozy but tepid.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's Ozu's simplest and most schematic film, a lighthearted comedy that is built around the motif of changing values from the old to the new.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Perhaps the most delightful of Yasujiro Ozu's late comedies.

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Eric Melin

Good Morning is such a fantastic surprise, and worthy of discussion among any of Ozu's better known dramatic works.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Ozu's most charming foray into comedy since his silent days.

Tom Milne
Time Out

A brimming sense of life, in other words, gradually transforms the small talk into a richly devious portrait of humanity being human.

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TV Guide

As unpromising as all this may sound, Good Morning is another Ozu gem, a covertly sophisticated ensemble piece scripted with the intricacy and precision of a well-constructed Restoration comedy of manners.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Ozu's delicate, wry comedy of manners takes a sympathetic but not uncritical look at life and etiquette in a small 1950s Japanese village community.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Ozu said he wanted to make a film about people's inability to express the important things, but natter on about unimportant gossip. This all comes out… More
Saskia D.
I like the simpleness of this movie, so I don't want to analyze it too much. It's about boys being (little) boys and how people always talk behind… More
danny d
what a hilarious film. unlike any film ozu ever made. although this film does focus on his usual themes of family, multiple generations and the evil that is… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Yasujiro Ozu, "Good Morning" is a charming movie set around a single extended household and is in general concerned… More
El Hombre Invisible
I haven't seen enough of Ozu's to judge this among his body of work, but as funny as it is, Good Morning doesn't just want to laugh at poor… More
Daniel Dolgin
The only other Ozu film I've seen was released in the same year as this charming comedy- Floating Weeds. I actually found it rather weak and myself… More