This weekend, I took Freja to see Spirited Away.
I can't remember the last time I was so knocked out by a film. Truly magical, fantastically beautiful, utterly original, funny and moving, Freja was entranced, and so was I.
Recommended without reservation to those with children of, oh, five and up. If you don't have children, well, I'd recommend it anyway, provided that you're not wedded to realism. This is a "kid's film" in the same way as Philip Pullman is a "kid's author", (and the way J.K. Rowling fails to be, IMNSHO).
I'll almost certainly see this again at the cinema, and the DVD will be bought on sight.
Grauniad review here, BTW, but I'd read no reviews before seeing the film.Posted to Music and Film by Simon Brunning at September 29, 2003 10:24 AM