From Up on Poppy Hill From Up on Poppy Hill

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From Up on Poppy Hill

ages 13+ | 80 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Yokohama teens try to save their school's clubhouse from being demolished.

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Rated PG Mild Thematic Elements|Some Incidental Smoking Images

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    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    From Up On Poppy Hill is beautifully animated, but the story lacks the magic and fantasy of most Ghibli productions. If you’re looking for spectacle, you’re looking in the wrong place here. But if you gear your expectations toward a sweet, heartfelt story, Poppy Hill puts you in the right neighborhood... See Full Review

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    The resonance of the story’s context in the years between Japan’s defeat in WWII and its hosting of the 1964 Olympics 20 years later will be lost on today’s children, which leaves the thin storyline inadequate to sustain our interest to the end... See Full Review

  • Parents Television Council

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    As with all of Ghibli’s films, From Up on Poppy Hill is blessed with delightful music, skilled voice acting, beautiful animation, and a gentle, philosophical sensibility utterly lacking in American productions. For its artistry and thoughtful world-view, the Parents Television Council awards From Up on Poppy Hill with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM... See Full Review

  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The artistry is peaceful and comforting to the eyes but not especially stirring. Given the pictorial extremes that Studio Ghibli has gone to in the past, "Up on Poppy Hill" is weak tea. Perhaps Miyazaki, as before, has correctly gauged his nation's temperament. "From Up on Poppy Hill" may not look like it was Japan's top grosser of 2011, but it most surely was... See Full Review

  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    ...a sentimental parable that carefully recreates a post-war Japan obsessed with obliterating its past. And at the school where Umi and her sister Sora study, that simply won’t do... See Full Review

Okfor ages12+