the characters will definitely not break out in a song. Thank God! It's simply a great film for all ages. When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.
Japanese is a wonderful language. The film has great direction, beautiful backgrounds and a mystical, pleasant aura throughout.
There's nothing like this, I promise you. It's idyllic, for the most part, but still with an exciting story that unfolds into something very unexpected.
Miyazaki created a true masterpiece with this film. It has everything a person, of any age, could want. There are points that it is hilarious, a few points where it makes one slightly nervous, the animation is outstanding (as with all Miyazaki films), and aside from lacking a little bit in plot (what movie doesn't nowadays?), the story is wonderful.
One of the things that makes this film shine, at least for me, is that there is absolutely no antagonist role. No bad guy whatsoever, and only a genius like Miyazaki could pull that off.
There is always inner child inside all of us. There's humour in this movie that the young will laugh at, and there's a bit of humour in the movie that only adults will fully catch and appreciate, without it being "adult humour”.
Thank you again Miyazaki Sensei.