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A.k.a.
My Neighbor Totoro
Year
1988
Runtime
86 min.
Director
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres
Animation, Fantasy, Family
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
171,049
Checks
38,266
Favs
4,451
Dislikes
134
Favs/checks
11.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
33:1
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  1. Lumen's avatar

    Lumen

    very good in many ways :) movies don't need bad guys all the time, and I love the characters, kids just being noisy and curious, a father who is caring, patient and taking his kids seriously... it's very simple, but all precious life lessons are simple as far as I can tell. 8 years 9 months ago
  2. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    Plain? That's not even true by Miyazaki's standards. This is one of the most imaginative, charming, and beautiful films out there. 11 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    An obvious companion piece to the later Spirited Away. In this charming and touching tale, little girls encounter magic after they move to the countryside, and there's a delightful ambiguity as to whether it's all in their imagination or if it's happening for real, supported by their parents encouraging them in their fantasies. Miyazaki's own imagination is, of course, second to none, and the pastoral realism of the country is contrasted with such maverick insanity as the cat-bus. Audiences more used to his later fantasies may find the image-making relatively timid, but this is more about children's imagination, finding the magical in the every day, and even sharing the illusion. Creating a believable "every day" is key. The film is melancholy, but it's not sad (watch the end credits for the comforting ending), like your own memories of simpler days. 7 years 1 month ago
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