Charming movie but what a weirdly abrupt ending? I've never had that experience before of seeing a movie and wanting it to have maybe just a few more minutes of a storyline in the end? It seemed as if there was an ending that was cut off, or something.
People lost ability to enjoy the pleasures of simple stories... beautifully told simple stories I might add. And this "From Up on Poppy Hill" is one of those stories about good people trying to do the good thing. Contemporary cinema could use more of these. Thank you Goro.
A commendable improvement from Goro after the hit-and-miss 'Tales From Earthsea'. There are tropes to 'Poppy Hill' that are so reminiscent of his father, but distinctive enough to carve out his own animated directorial persona.
It still left some memorable thing that Ghibli never showed before.Yes. It's (Might) the first nearly-real setting that Ghibli ever made. But they didn't show much of it.
Be patience for some enjoyement.^ ^