Beautiful family film!
This is an absolutely beautiful movie! It is a little slow at times, but it's fascinating to watch the characters interacting with each other in everyday situations. My 10 year old son really enjoyed it, even though it is a more sentimental movie. The overall message of this movie that struck me the most was to follow your dreams, but still prepare for the future. Kids should be able to relate to Shizuku because she is quite unsure of herself, but still wants to strive to accomplish her goals.
In addition to the review above, there is one more scene with dad smoking in the background, plus a comment "this place stinks like cigarettes". Also - the older sister briefly appears in her bra.
Overall - the animation, voice acting, and story are all beautifully well done. What else should you expect from Ghibli?
This title contains:
Positive role models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking