This was an excellent movie! My girlfriend and I love Studio Ghibli films and found this to be equal or better. The art was astounding! The story was great and original. The marketing team did an excellent job at promoting the film without giving out either of the two major plot twists that just blew everyone out of the water! Loved it! Go see it and support the studio in US theaters!
like oh my god I can't even
Taki and Mitsuha think they're dreaming, and after about the first 40 minutes of their shimmering film, you may think you are, too.
This is a film which handles its high concept with confidence, and a winning balance of comedy and emotional punch.
For all its entertaining novelty, it is still many steps behind the magic, penetrating insights and profound humanity of the Japanese anime pantheon lead by Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Hosoda.