When Marnie Was There

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.

PG 2015 103 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 8+

A Thoughtful, Gorgeous Film!

Another classic to add to Studio Ghibli's films! Absolutely stunning and deep. I would definitely allow and child to watch this, a little explanation might me needed about some parts. But it is all explained by the end. There are some scary parts, but nothing a kid 8 and up couldn't handle, possibly even a bit younger. Studio Ghibli has a way of allowing the philosophy and depth of a story to be understood by adults as well as children. The plot has twists and turns that all viewers will enjoy! With a truly beautiful backdrop and well thought out characters that the viewer comes to care about. As always with Studio Ghibli, a movie of pure quality and refinement. Overall a truly lovely film for movie time with older kids or a date night.

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age 8+

Ghibli won't fail you

It was an interesting watch. Yes, the children may not be able to understand the plot fully by themselves, but hey it's ok to not understand something fully, be it a kid or an adult. I personally think the parts that the kids can easily get matters the most - to be comfortable with who you are. I'm eager to watch this with my 8 year old son. I truly enjoyed the layers the movie offered.
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