This is by far my favourite of the Studio Gibli films. Maybe it is the fact that is is based on a 'Western' book, but I found the film more down-to-earth and structured in a way that made it easier for me to follow than many of the others. Don't get me wrong, I respect the art of the studio but I prefer films with less symbolism and more traditional craft of film-making. The basic idea sounds exciting, with a…
There's a lot of great stuff in this non-Miyazaki-directed Studio Ghibli effort. Hiromasa Yonebayashi takes over for the master in his directorial debut, and he's clearly doing a strong imitation. The story of a family of four-inch tall people that steal from the human 'beans' to survive, it focuses on Arrietty, the 14 year old daughter going out with her dad on her first 'borrowing.' Seeing all the tiny goals and infrastructure built into the guts of the house is…
In a vacuum of US theater release films--animated or not--Arrietty stands pretty tall. I could have easily rated this 4 or 4.5 stars. It is simple and beautiful with the delicate coziness that is really missing from the American scene. However, as a Studio Ghibli release I have to consider it within the Ghibli canon--and on that criteria Arrietty doesn't stand as tall. But it is very refreshing to see a 2-dimension animated film in theaters--when that street scene splashes…
Una película preciosa, hecha con mucho gusto y mucho mimo. Una historia sencilla y bonita que elaborada con un tratamiento visual muy colorido y una banda sonora molona da como resultado esta curiosa y agradable obra.
This film possesses wonder and growth in a compact, and swiftly moving 94 minutes.
Emotional scale was probably most difficult component of the script, but the performances were humble and didn't stretch the story to distortion.
The film's heart, theme all [safely] intact -- consistent with the Studio Ghibli brand.
I just wish Disney didn't try to capitalize on the film and replace the original Japanese soundtrack with their own American English rendering. Whack.
Los diminutoooos, nadiesabedondestannnnnn
Pequeñosseres bondadosooooossss questan viviendo con nosotroooooosss.....
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Every time I come into a Studio Ghibli film that is not directed by Miyazaki or Takahata, I never know whether or not it would easily win me over; except for Whisper of the Heart, which is perfect in every way. Arrietty won me over, but not to the level that Whisper of the Heart was able to achieve on me. The film may seem simple and shallow, due…
“So one day, you might be the only one left. Every year you get less and less. That will mean you’re a doomed species.”
“That’s not true! There’s lots more of us! Spiller said so! Spiller says there are many more of us out there!”
“Do you have any idea how many people there are living in the world? Six point seven billion.”
“Six point seven . . . billion?”
“And how many of you?”
This movie gave me nightmares.
Marcus North Shore Cinema@21:05
Screen 6, Seat G2
The sound designers must have a field day here, especially in the scenes of Arrietty exploring the human world for the first time. Very lush.
Me ha encantando, de mis favoritas del año 2010 junto a "Senna" (aunque me faltan por ver algunas), creo que Hiromasa Yonebayashi ha demostrado ser una alumno aventajado de Miyazaki y ha creado una historia mágica y entretenida, tal vez haya extrañado un poco a la música de Joe Hisaishi pero la Banda Sonora Original que acompaña a este filme también esta mas que aceptable.
Con el patinazo de Pixar con "Cars 2" y las nimiedades presentadas en el cine…