Thedude3445’s review published on Letterboxd:
ATL Inspiration Marathon - Part 22
A gorgeous tone poem, an ode to adolescence in all its heightened drama.
This one in particular is made so amazing, and yet may be compromised by, those final ten minutes. An analysis of all the silly trifles of youth... and a wish-fulfillment end that I'm still not completely sold on.
Either way, Ocean Waves is the most underrated, overlooked Ghibli film and one any animation fan should watch.