Thematically and artistically beautiful, When Marnie Was There was the perfect watch on a summer afternoon.
It’s story is simple yet intriguing with bright visuals that borrow from many of Ghibli’s past great works and sympathetic characters who feel real.
I’d been meaning to watch this for 6 years but never got around to. Having been recommended this recently, I decided to finally give it a shot and was pleasantly surprised.
When Marnie Was There is a story of two girls, one who is alone and one who is neglected. Anna crosses paths with Marnie and this experience changes her in many ways.
Their individual struggles, feelings of loneliness and neglect, were portrayed realistically and by the end the protagonist…