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Parent reviews for Porco Rosso

Common Sense says

Lesser known Miyazaki with heavy themes, cartoon violence.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews
Adult Written bycce September 8, 2015

lots of vices / awsome characters / solid values

At the surface level, Porco Rosso should be a horrible kids movie: lawlessness, smoking, drinking, fist fights, etc. However, the movie has solid, if not transendent bones. The lead character, a world war one fighting ace pilot, as a rule, won't kill -- even if it means he might get killed; even though it'd be easy path and is tempted, he won't join the facist government; yes, he's a bounty hunter, but, it takes mentioning kidnapping of children to actually motivate him. The secondary characters are both strong female roles: a young engineer with guts who confronts Porco on his prejudice, and, the owner of the tavern where the pirates hang out. The protagonist is pictured as simply shallow and self-centered, not as pure evil; and, even in the end, he joins with Porco to fight the fascists. The sea-plane pirates are depicted as crude, but, still capable of redemption. I don't think you have to be old to appreciate the plot -- and, the abundant smoking/drinking creates a lovely opportunity for discussion.

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Adult Written byUsrthea November 17, 2018
Adult Written byCaius Gracchus September 11, 2018

A great, meaningful, fun film with great characters. Recommended for all.

Porco Rosso is an amazing film that tackles themes like finding things of value in life, the complexity of war, gender discrimination, humanity, and loyalty to ideals. This film contains lovable characters, and is subtle, fun, humourous and well animated. Thus, I would encourage everyone to see this meaningful, unique film.

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