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From Up on Poppy Hill (2013)

From Up on Poppy Hill

Overview


Genre

Animation, Family

Release Date

March 29, 2013 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

91 min.

Studio

Gkids

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Goro Miyazaki, Gary Rydstrom (English-language version)

Producer

Tetsuro Sayama, Toshio Suzuki, Chizuru Takahashi

Screenwriter

Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Karey Kirkpatrick (English-language version)

Starring

Story


From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away", "Ponyo", and "The Secret World of Arrietty") comes "From Up on Poppy Hill", the uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki.

Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, "From Up on Poppy Hill" captures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama's harbor and lush surroundings. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, "From Up on Poppy Hill" provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the look of the film is intoxicating; there's nothing quite as cheesy as bad animation, but the Miyazakis do not produce bad animation..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]
“.."Poppy Hill" revels in coincidence, dawning sexuality and an ardent belief in the power of goodness..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..the animation by Studio Ghibli, co-founded by Miyazaki the Elder, is not entirely successful..”
by Bruce Demara [Toronto Star]