1937 ***** 92 mins.
Leo McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow is a masterpiece of cinema that never found its way onto home video until it was released by the Criterion Collection in 2009. Every time I watch this film, I like it more and more. It's a heartfelt story about an elderly couple who lose their home. They are forced to move in with their children, miles and miles away from each other, as they struggle to find their way back together. The film makes very strong, yet subtle, statements on the treatment of the elderly by youth, and its messages are just as powerful today as they were in 1937. If anything, they speak louder, as this technologically advanced society we live in today forces us to forget our grandparents and leave them to suffer. This film was a major influence on Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story.
Original thearical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
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