A nice gentle film and one of the better Studio Ghibli films. The attention to detail in every scene is faultless as usual. There's no real plot to speak of, just Kiki as a young witch finding her way in the big world and trying to be accepted for who she is. It's inoffensive and fun.
A generally poor adaptation of the book, the whole thing just jumps about almost randomly. Zaphod is so unlikeable in this version as well, he's not hoopy or cool, he's just sexist and annoying. For some reason Mos Def (Ford) is intent on mumbling all of his lines and seems uninterested in the whole project. At least Martin Freeman puts some effort in. Too much emphasis on the Vogons too, the whole visit to Vogonsphere is superfluous and pointless. A couple of laugh out loud moments, but too few and far between sadly. Must try harder.
Hard to review. It's a good film, a very good film but I don't think it's an all-time classic.
A lot shorter than I remember and for some reason the story felt less involved, especially the whole Natalie sub-plot. I remembered a lot from previous viewings, not sure if that helped. I've also seen the forward version before.
If you've never seen it before make sure you keep your eyes open throughout as there are several subtle clues. The story runs backwards and it will keep you thinking long after viewing as you piece it all together.