Coming from the genius mind of acclaimed director and animator Hayao Miyazaki comes the anime movie of the century. An simply breathtaking story featuring a strong female as the lead role. One thing I love about this movie is the fact that the lead role starts off as an ordinary, relate-able girl. This is a pretty good aspect, since your young teenagers will be able to relate to a girl like this. However, as the film progresses Chihiro (the lead role) develops from just a simple, ordinary girl, to much more than that. She becomes a strong, brave role model, one that kids and teens should be encouraged to look up to. Her acts of chivalry and braveness are admirable, and yet she still has to face the challenge of learning to overcome fears and work hard. Spirited away teaches the lessons that standing up for yourself and working hard can get you out of any situation. Yes, even an enchanted, magical Japanese world. Which is another aspect of the film! Hayao Miyazaki perfectly and stupendously presents a weird, strange kind of world which will delight and intrigue every kid. I guess one could argue that some of the characters, such as Yubaba, the witch, and No-Face could be slightly frightening to kids, so maybe caution a little? No need to fuss much, though, because Spirited away is a stupendous movie with positive messages that your kid will definitely enjoy! Give it a try, you won't regret it!