Kiki's Delivery Service

Movie review by Brian Camp, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.

G 1990 105 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 60 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 67 reviews

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age 7+

Not much of a story but still good

(Written by 8yo boy) There isn't a big problem to solve but as the movie goes along there are little problems. It may be a little boring for some kids as it's a bit long. But if you think your kids will like it you can watch it in parts. Some parts are a little weird. But I think this is a really good movie.
age 5+

Miyazaki for the Win!

And the award fro escapade into fantasy and responsibility goes to...Studio Ghibli...yet again! Kiki is a lovely 13 year old witch that is trying to survive her independent year away from her family with her air courier service. The film taps into what we all thought being an adult was going to be like (when we were kids) when we had to take care of anywhere we like and figure out a place to live and how to make some money to eat, covering the basics. The whole zeppelin thing feels a bit out of left field, but if you embrace the premise of a world where neither WWI nor II happened then perhaps it is not that far-fetched...perhaps. The film is whimsical and it is easy to be charmed by Kiki.

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