A sensual feast which draws the viewer in vs. bombards
I love this movie. It is expansive. The creator uses simple elements like a breeze, raindrops, the flight of a ladybug, an expression, a pause, the sound of a bird, etc. to create a feeling for the viewer and give us the experience of what is happening onscreen. This movie engages the senses in a way that few animated (or non animated) films do. It is visually beautiful, we hear sounds, and quiet, we can imagine the touch of a raindrop or a breeze. We can imagine the feel of the breeze or the smell of herbs cooking. It's not hurried, a moment stretches out onscreen, and instead of becoming bored, we enjoy the space, and then start to anticipate what is coming. The themes are intense - including divorce, abandonment, mortality, possible extinction, etc. but these things are touched on in a way that I believe is not disturbing for kids. It really is a movie for all ages. A person will enjoy the beauty of the movie, and relate to the underlying themes commensurate with their life experience, in my opinion. If kids are used to fast moving, loud movies, they may find this one boring, but I'd say this one is hard not to appreciate. For a pleasant experience, rent or buy this movie!
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Positive role models