11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
An unexpected delight,
This review is from: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time [DVD]  (DVD)
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A cross between "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" and a clever rites-of-passage film, with time travel, and charmingly sweet animation? Oh, an unlikely, but rather brilliant premise allows the film to explore the world of teenage passage, the nature of cruelty, love, and, of course, the casual flippancy of time travel, and examine how our decisions and our powers become casually and lazily abused with often immense, and unforeseen consequences. Pay attention to the non-linear narrative, the effective characterisation, and you will be justly rewarded. Thankfully, this film does not patronise or treat the viewer - or the characters with borad brushstrokes - and the result is a complex, human, and insightful work far more than you may originally think. Well worth investing your time in.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2008 23:17:15 GMT
Mr. M. J. Stockley says:
For such a positive and engaging review (if short) I feel it quite bizarre as to why you gave it only 3 stars.
Posted on 2 Jan 2009 15:18:22 GMT
Mr. M. A. Reed says:
I couldn't decide on 3 or 4... maybe 4 is a better score, come to think of it.
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