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warm & fuzzy tales of nostalgia,
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This review is from: Only Yesterday [DVD] (DVD)
Only Yesterday is the genuinely heart warming tale of Taeko, an older unmarried woman who takes time off work to vacation in the countryside. On her way there, she is flooded by memories of her childhood, and as her past meets her present, she finds herself shadowed by the ten-year old Taeko who seems to have some important values to remind her of.
Artistically, it's a gorgeous movie-the countryside settings are detailed are beautiful (what else do we expect from studio ghibli?!)though the charcter designs are a little lacking. There are no epic tales of magic and mosters here (go look at Spirited Away ^^)but the innocent tales of childhood are sweet and funny and the ending really leaves you with a happy sigh and a smile on your face.
Two thumbs up for the movie! Although watch out-Amazon lists this is an English language feature but the dvd rental disc is Japanese only. Not that this spoils the enjoyment at all :)
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2009 20:26:06 GMT
L. Young says:
Thanks for flagging up the fact that this, unlike the other Ghibli dvds I've purchased, is in Japanese with English subtitles! This is a big deal when you're buying for your children, as I was.
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