Kiki's Delivery Service
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:08PM

How did I end up watching this movie?

When I first joined Netflix, Ben recommended this movie to me.  I enjoy anime and added it to my queue. The movie finally rose to top of the list and arrived in my mailbox.

Which character did I like best in the movie?

There were several characters I loved in the movie. Kiki, the main character, is loveable. Even though I am not a cat person, I really enjoyed the cat as companion.  The older women who made pies were also endearing.

What was my favorite quote from the movie?

I cannot think of a specific quote, but I did enjoy the scene when Kiki realizes that in order to keep her ability to fly, she must find her own purpose.

What will stick with me from the movie?

At the end, Kiki is trying to save her friend. The audience is chanting, "Do not give up!" I found myself wishing to have my own cheering section.

If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?

Instead of having the dialogue dubbed, I would have enjoyed seeing the movie in Japanese with English subtitles.  I think that some of the language did not translate well.  Of course, this can happen with any type of translation, not just dubbing.  

Who would enjoy this movie?

Anyone who is looking for a movie that has a good female role model for young girls.

Which screen is this movie best viewed on?

Either screen is fine.

Other comments?

The plot of the movie sounds very simple. It is about a witch who leaves home at 13 to develop her witch skills.  When she reaches a new town, she begins to work as a delivery person.  There is a richness and sweetness to the story which is a delight to view.

Website: Kiki's Delivery Service

More information about the director: Hayao Miyazaki

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