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4.0 out of 5 stars If there ever was an anime film for adults, 10 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: From Up On Poppy Hill (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
My review aims to help parents, or people who will buy this film to watch with a child. (I think it's more useful writing a review with a specific purpose rather than drivel about everything and nothing.)

The reviewer before me sounds as if they enjoyed the film more than the 8-year old they watched it with. Does not amaze me at all. I cannot imagine a child actually enjoying a film/story populated by characters - school kids - who recite Plato and in their free time fight against governmental oppression. That would be the ideal world, but this film really targets 15-year old plus audiences. Studio Ghibli films work as character-building tools, because unlike Pixar films they don't encourage kids to scream and throw fits (children will often mimic the behavior of their favorite screen characters, so if that is anyone from Toy Story, good luck to you). However having watched Kiki's Delivery Service on Blu-Ray recently - a masterpiece that absolutely anyone will enjoy - i cannot score this higher than 4. Actually 3.5 but...
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2013, 16:42:22 BST
K. Chauhan says:
An interesting read, Thank you!

I agree that most children will probably not enjoy this but I would recommend this film to those who enjoyed other Ghibli dramas "Only Yesterday" and "Ocean Waves".

I personally would give this film a 5.
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