If Ghibli has to go out, they went out with one of their most beautiful films. When Marnie Was There will certainly go down as a "smaller" Ghibli film, like Yonebayashi's previous film for the studio, The Secret World of Arietty, but no shame in being smaller than Miyazaki or Takahata. I actually think I might prefer this one slightly to both of their final films, and I hope Yonebayashi continues to direct after this. The story involves young Anna, a sickly, depressed girl from Sopporo who moves in with family friends in the country one summer. While exploring the area, she comes upon a beautiful, seemingly abandoned mansion. One night she finds it's not abandoned, but a young, blonde girl named Marnie lives there with her rich parents. They become quick friends, but each new meeting seems more dreamlike than the last. Anna begins question whether Marnie really exists. Like most Ghibli films, one of the highlights is the score, here by Takatsugu Muramatsu. The English language song that plays over the closing credits, "Fine on the Outside" by Priscilla Ahn, is tremendously moving. Truly wonderful.
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When Marnie Was There (2014) 1080p
Omoide no Man? is a movie starring Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, and Nanako Matsushima. Due to 12 y.o. Anna's asthma, she's sent to stay with relatives of her guardian in the Japanese countryside. She likes to be alone, sketching....
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A 12-year-old girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with long, flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.
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So sweet, so lovableReviewed byzetesVote: 9/10
A while back, I watched a documentary about Hiyao Miyazaki and he sure sounded as if he was saying that after his final film, Studio Ghibli would be no more. Is this true? Not exactly, as this film soon came out...but since then things have been vague and at the very least, the studio is on some sort of hiatus. What's next? Who knows. But does this film give any weight to the argument that Ghibli certainly can go on without him? It did receive an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature....but is it good and does it meet the studio's standards?
The film is about an asthmatic loner, Anna. She's a very sad young girl and has no friends. To help her improve her health, she's sent out to live in the country. However, she soon becomes obsessed with a seemingly abandoned mansion nearby as well as the young lady, Marnie, that lives there. But as the film progresses, the audience begins to wonder if Marnie even exists or if she's some sort of ghost. The real story about Marnie and how this all relates to Anna is something finally revealed near the end...suffice to say that you might just need some tissues. And, since it is such a melancholy film, I don't recommend it to young kids, as they won't understand what they are watching. But for everyone else, including adults, it's a very satisfying and beautiful film...and every bit as enjoyable as the best of Miyazaki. Because of this, I don't quite understand the hiatus. Why not continue the momentum and positive feelings this film will no doubt generate?! Overall, this is a very special and quite unusual film...one that probably has no chance against "Inside Out"...but still well worth seeing.
This Movie touches the human soul at many level. It depicts a child who has been abandoned, by her mother and then grandmother and later partly by her foster-mother, so she feels she can not depend on adults for security. It also shows the value of family and love and affection within the family. Unlike American movies where no one seems to have a family, where the only expression of love is trivial and sexual, here the emotions are deep and adult.
The movie elevates us to our higher beings, and that is why the experience is lasting, and enjoyable.
What I also liked about this movie is that the movie is pure and clean, and suitable for families again unlike American shows where there is always some agenda from some interest group. Here you are free to be yourself. below is in response to a perverted reviewer with mind in gutter who thought this move was misleading. Please do not associate yourself with this movie. This is obviously made for people with human soul, and not you.