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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Anime teen romance has vibrant visuals but tired storyline.

Movie NR 2018 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

RIP Shan Yu

2 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Talented artists, disgusting content

Honestly, I am extremely disappointed with this movie and I am disgusted that it’s rated TV-PG... it’s rating should be at least TV-14, however if I had a kid I sure as hay would not be letting them watch this. There are multiple dirty jokes. The boys joke about their teacher and basically talk about her as if she’s some sort of object. One boy makes a joke about semen after seeing a girl in a bathing suit. I didn’t continue to watch after about 15 minutes in as soon as I heard the kid curse. I know kids in this world are exposed to many things at a young age but this is no excuse to encourage kids to watch such filth. However, the art is beautiful so there’s one thing whoever made this movie did right. Honestly I just wish that people who want to make content for adults would stay in their lane and stop polluting the world with content aimed at kids that should not be - they see enough junk on social media. If you’re going to go and spend money and time on great art, might as well have a positive message for kids that’s not polluted with adult content. If you’re reading this I recommend you check out “A Silent Voice,” instead and I hope you have a good day - sorry for my whining but I’m sick of this irresponsibility in the kids movies industry internationally.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Despite beautiful visuals of fireworks, flowers, beaches, and fluttery first love, this teen romance suffers from an uneven, unnecessarily convoluted plot and some iffy stereotypes about women. There are a few jarring, unexpectedly crude comments -- like about the teacher's "bouncing" breasts, a girl being a "dog," and jokes about betting over a woman's panties -- that will throw some viewers off. And then there's the constant focus on Nazuna's leggy, long-haired, wide-eyed beauty. She doesn't have much of a distinct personality other than being sweet Norimichi's ideal crush. While he gets to relive the day to win her over, woo her, and even save her from a forced move with her mother and new stepfather, she has little agency over the proceedings except to encourage and excite Norimichi. She may not be a pixie, but Nazuna sure is a dream girl.

That said, the movie's Groundhog Day-style romance, while familiar, isn't nearly as flat as the parallel plotline about the boys' bromantic debate about the shape of fireworks and their teacher's hotness. The boys are played for comic relief, but their ongoing debate about fireworks simply isn't that interesting. What is worth seeing, however, is the animation, which is topnotch and includes some lovely, dreamy landscapes, as well as realistic spaces like Norimichi's home, the kids' classroom, and the pool. Unlike the producers' runaway hit Your Name, Fireworks is neither as memorable nor as dynamic as its title suggests.

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