Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Japan)

More charm from Miyazaki with a confident shojo (young girl protagonist). Didn’t grip me as much as some of his other films but it’s great to see the girl saving the boy. (OAR)


2 Responses

  1. My DVD of this arrived a couple of days ago.
    I like it, but it’s a bit too European for me, in its aesthetic. I like the heavily stylised visuals (Laputa, with the mining towns and Mononoke with the forest) of the other Ghibli films.
    I thorougly enjoyed it but if there’s one thing wrong with it, it’s probably that it doesn’t leave me with much to say.

    P.S. you’d think I’d have better things to be doing over the Easter holiday than reading film blogs, wouldn’t you…

  2. The American Right found plenty to say: they objected to the fact the film was about a young girl leaving her family to find her way in the world; oh, and the fact she was a witch.

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