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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Sarah Bolger
Anton Yelchin
Christina Hendricks
Directors
Goro Miyazaki
Screenwriters
Hayao Miyazaki
keiko niwa
Running Time
92 minutes

From Up On Poppy Hill
Mid-range Miyazaki


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From Up On Poppy Hill

Plot
Japan, 1963. Orphan Umi (Bolger) lives with her grandma (Hendricks) above a fishing village. The threatened closure of her school's clubhouse brings her together with student journalist Shun (Yelchin).


Verdict
Not on a par with Ghibli's greatest work like Totoro or Spirited Away but not without charms of its own. A solid second effort from Miyazaki Junior.


Reviewed by Owen Williams

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