Only Yesterday - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

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Finally getting an English-version release, this 1991 Studio Ghibli-produced animated film comes to us starring Daisy Ridley in the main voiceover work. 

 

It's beautifully-animated but covers some pretty adult tones of a young woman revisiting her past trying to figure out who she is and what she wants. In Spirited Away, the very young girl gets to find out who she is and what she's made of by interacting with a bunch of magical creatures, but in this there is no magic. It's just the reality and grind of countryside life. So you can't walk into this movie expecting to be whisked away to moving castles or anything of the sort. It's not children's fantasy this time around, but just adult reality and introspection.

I don't think this one is for children. It's more for us. 

Heart rating: 5 stars

Brain rating: 4.5 stars

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(Updated: May 23, 2018)
Black Barney
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Heart 
 
5.0
Brain 
 
4.5

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Movie Title
Only Yesterday

Finally getting an English-version release, this 1991 Studio Ghibli-produced animated film comes to us starring Daisy Ridley in the main voiceover work

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Posted: 23 Mar 2016 15:19 by Michael Barnes #224762
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Look, I love Studio Ghibli but this movie is a total snooze. That's my 2 second review.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 15:25 by Black Barney #224765
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I fell asleep while watching it but I think it's cuz I was sick
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 23:18 by Frohike #224786
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I honestly don't care for Ghibli's work outside of anything Miyazaki directed.

They're excellent animators, but The Cat Returns and Whispers of the Heart were snoozers. I've skipped Arrietty and apparently will be skipping Only Yesterday as well.