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When Marnie Was There [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 10/06/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (145 out of 152)

    Special Features


    • Behind the scenes with the voice cast
    • Feature-lenght storyboards
    • Foreign trailers and TV spots
    • The making of When Marnie Was There
    • Yohei Taneda creates the art of When Marnie Was There

    Synopsis


    When Marnie Was There
    A shy girl moves to a seaside town to live with relatives, and immediately befriends the mysterious inhabitant of an old mansion. As they grow closer, the girl starts to piece together the truth about her new companion. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kiernan Shipka
      Kiernan Shipka - Marnie
    • Hailee Steinfeld
      Hailee Steinfeld - Anna
    • John C. Reilly
      John C. Reilly - Kiyomasa Oiwa
    • Vanessa Williams
      Vanessa Williams - Hisako
    • Geena Davis
      Geena Davis - Yoriko Sasaki



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Studio Ghibi films

      Posted
      Anonymous
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      This movie is fantastic. The landscape, story absolutely awesome. Wonderful and emotional movie and very sad. It is not like the typical kids movies with lots of funny animations but at the same time this movie can be very meaningful to young children. If you are a fan of wonderful animation and appreciate wonderful story telling, I recommend that you watch this movie. It is wonderful in every aspect of film making and you will not be disappointed in this. I truly loved this movie and it deserves all the awards out there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie a must see

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      shadow6243
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      this is a must see movie this is the last movie from Studio Ghibli the movie is a about a shy girl named Anna who moves to a seaside town to live with relatives, and immediately befriends the mysterious girl named Marnie as Anna and Marnie get to know each other better Marnie Mysterious past comes up Anna finds out that Marnie is a real person and not someone she made up As the story unfolds Anna finds out that Marnie was her Grandmother

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nice story, great animation!

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      CrimsonTyphoon
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      It's Ghibli but not Miyazaki. The story felt predictable to me, but it was were drawn. I really didn't like the protagonist at the beginning but by the end she grew on me. This isn't a bad movie, and a friend of mine who is a tough film buff actually enjoyed this a lot more than me. This maybe hit or miss, don't expect a ponyo, cat returns, spirited away, or neighbor Totoro story. Has a bit more serious tone, but not too serious if you now what I mean.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BEAUTIFUL! A MUST SEE FOR ALL AGES!!!

      Posted
      Roxy

      Such a beautiful story and amazing animation! It really makes you feel like you are there. The story unfolded beautifully showing a great friendship of trust and love. Any young teenage girl that struggled with confidence can relate. It really hit the heart strings for me. I am buying multiple copies to give to my sisters. This one, is one we will want to watch over and over again. LOVED IT!!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Studio Ghibli's final bow...

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      jon96789
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      Sadly, it appears this movie will be Studio Ghibli's last feature film. Their animes will be sorely missed. I can honestly say that this movie ends their run with a high note, the detail and quality is superb. It is about a lonely girl who moves to regain her health and befriends a strange girl who in the end turns out to be a ghost. The storyline is great and is based on a British children's novel... Highly recommended...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It's Ghibli so You Need to Watch it

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      Amber
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      Don't go into it expecting Spirited Away. This feels like a well-made, low-budget indie film that just happens to be gorgeously animated by Studio Ghibli. That's not to say this isn't a great movie. It takes its time unwinding, and the ambiguity inspires viewer imagination. Watch this one because it is the end of an era, and sometimes you need a good dose of melancholy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dramatic and Beautiful

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      WolverinesandBulldogs
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      This movie was animated with the quality one would expect from Studio Ghibli, which would make it worth watching regardless. The story is dramatic and emotional, dealing with love, loss, and adolescence. The voice acting is fantastic. This movie is just another in a series of successes for the production studio.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sweet film, confusing at first

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      galileosdog
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      Ghibli's latest and perhaps last film is a fitting sentimental, beautifully rendered hand-drawn drama that keeps you wondering where its going until the end. Gradually paced as many Ghibli films are, but with a satisfying emotional payoff if you stick with it. If you like Ghibli films I think you should definitely check it out.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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