Watched Jul 23, 2012
Asif Khan’s review:
I decided to watch this movie right after i saw it in Roger Ebert's Greatest Movies List. It definitely is one of the greatest movies of all time, i really recommend people to watch this masterpiece. It tells the story of a family, the parents are old now and wants to visit their grown up-married children who lives in Tokyo. They decide to visit them since their own children don't have the time for their old parents. Things looks okay at first but as the movie continuous you start realizing how ignorant and mean their children are. All those poor parents want is to spend some time with them, know what they have been doing and every thing. And all their children think is how much are they going to spend on them, how long they'll stay, who to dump them on today as they are too "Busy".
This movie broke my heart into so many pieces, i was crying so much i mean its very sensitive topic for me, i always tear up when their is talk about Ignorant grown up children vs old dying helpless parents (no personal reason or anything). This movie is so simple, no over the top things. I love how profoundly Director made this movie to deliver more than what it actually looks like. Heart touching family drama with some superb filmmaking techniques and real performances. This indeed is one of the best movies i have ever seen.