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Tonari no Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki Japan, 1988

T. J. Mesen's rating of the film My Neighbor Totoro

Top Ten countdown – #5 A praise for sibling love and the long summers of childhood, with a sincere conviction towards adventure and believing in fantasy as its guiding forces. Freed from the limitations of a traditional sequential plot, structured instead by the sometimes happy sometimes sad situations of the day-to-day experiences in a child's life; where the stories are brought to life and magic reigns supreme.