Only Yesterday - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

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Only Yesterday - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

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)
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4.8
Heart 
 
5.0
Brain 
 
4.5

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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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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #224762 23 Mar 2016 17:19
Look, I love Studio Ghibli but this movie is a total snooze. That's my 2 second review.
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Black Barney replied the topic: #224765 23 Mar 2016 17:25
I fell asleep while watching it but I think it's cuz I was sick
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Frohike replied the topic: #224786 24 Mar 2016 01:18
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.