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Weathering with You(天気の子)

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Japan · 2019
Rated PG-13 · 1h 52m
Director Makoto Shinkai
Starring Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Tsubasa Honda, Sakura Kiryu
Genre Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An irresistibly romantic film about Hodaka, a high school boy who runs away from his isolated island home to the rain soaked streets of Tokyo without any money. Eventually, Hodaka meets a young woman named Hina who appears to have the power to stop the perpetual rain and clear the sky.

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TheWrap by Carlos Aguilar

As irresistibly romantic as it is awe-inspiringly gorgeous, Weathering With You on the whole satisfies the craving for more of what “Your Name” ignited in viewers, yet with slightly less impact.


Empire by Dan Jolin

An absolute must-see for anyone who loved 2016’s Your Name. Even if it isn’t as surprising and narratively powerful as that film, Weathering With You once again exemplifies Makoto Shinkai’s visionary prowess as an animator.


IndieWire by David Ehrlich

For a movie about the sky, “Weathering with You” is ironically one of Shinkai’s most grounded films — immediately more warm and engaging than “Your Name,” if not at all capable of delivering the same emotional payoff.


The Hollywood Reporter by Deborah Young

Adding it up, the film has the same charming characters and delightfully detailed pastel artwork of its predecessor, but in exchanging Your Name’s sci-fi component for a mythical-magical story, it loses a bit of quota.


The Film Stage by Jared Mobarak

The imagery of water fish swimming in the sky while Hina floats towards an uncharted “marine” habitat of clouds is stunning to behold and the humor earns some big laughs even if much of it centers around teenage horniness and sex-based assumptions. Beneath all that, though, is a resonant tale of empathy and romance.


LarsenOnFilm by Josh Larsen

Like Shinkai’s metaphysical body-switching fantasia Your Name, Weathering with You works on multiple levels: as eco-fable, social commentary, and teen romance.


Variety by Peter Debruge

Shinkai hasn’t gone far enough into fantasy to excuse the enormous holes in his script, though he does a nice job of distracting us with detail.


The Telegraph by Robbie Collin

Though Weathering With You tells a story of a makeshift family enduring uncertain times, its dominant emotion is amazement – at the power and persistence of first love, and the everyday wonders of the world in which it flourishes against the odds.


Screen Daily by Wendy Ide

And while the story of the film lacks some of the sinuous inventiveness of its predecessor [Your Name], it shares the striking animation style, romantic sensibility and a similar poppy score.

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