Parents' Guide to

Flavors of Youth

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Drinking, mature themes in sentimental anime.

Movie NR 2018 74 minutes
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Lovely visuals from sweeping landscapes to detailed close-ups are about all the creators of Your Name have for us this time. Flavors of Youth gives us three distinct stories, each unfolding at a gentle, quiet pace with a generous dose of romantic sentimentality. But weak character development in each story unfortunately keeps viewers from being able to make a real connection with any of them, in spite of all that sentiment. The mature perspective of looking back on childhood doesn't offer kids or teens a lot to connect with either, with its focus on recapturing long-forgotten feelings.

Hard-core anime fans will enjoy the artwork, and it's not a terrible choice for teens and up who appreciate the simple things in life like a quiet evening of Netflix. Just don't look for a lot of emotional depth to enhance the eye candy.

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