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  • Movie: Tokyo Story
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 1953
  • Duration: 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 171 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4881
  • Watchers: 351

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Tokyo Story
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Ratings: 8.4/10 from 171 users
# of Watchers: 351
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Ranked #99999
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An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama, leaves their small coastal village in southern Japan to visit their married children in Tokyo. Their eldest son, Koichi, a doctor running a clinic in a working-class part of town, is too busy to show them around town, and their eldest daughter is occupied with her beauty salon. Only their widowed daughter-in-law, Noriko, played memorably by Setsuko Hara, is willing to take time off work to show the couple the sights of Tokyo. The older children arrange for their parents to visit Atami Hot Springs.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 1953
  • Duration: 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 171 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4881
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Macy
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 5, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Often considered a masterpiece of cinema, Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" is a slow-paced, slice-of-life story. An elderly couple visits two of their grown children in Tokyo. However, their children are busy and have no inclination to make time for their parents. This part of the story really broke my heart, especially considering how close I am to my parents. The only person who actually spends time with the couple is the wife of their dead son, Noriko (played by Setsuko Hara). Hara had my favorite scene at the end and her character was hands-down the best.

Ultimately, the story is about how children grow apart from the parents and how they can thoughtlessly hurt them.

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