When Marnie Was There ( Omoide no Mānī ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 549

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 05/22/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/06/2015

Language: Japanese

Genre: Anime, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Actors: Geena Davis, Kiernan Shipka, Hailee Steinfeld, Vanessa Williams, Nanako Matsushima, Sara Takatsuki

Plot: Anna is a young girl who is a misfit with no friends, when illness has her move away from her foster parents out to the country, she befriends Marnie - a girl with long, flowing gold hair, among the sand dunes. But when a new family moves in, Marnie suddenly disappears and Anna learns the truth about her new friend. -- Chris Kavan

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Beautiful Friendship

Snoogans - wrote on 01/18/2016

'When Marnie Was There' is one of the most mature animated films to come from Studio Ghibli. The subject matter deals with depression in the pre-teen age. Anna is an introverted orphan who feels a great loss due to her unknown past. She's instantly connectable through her positive qualities she keeps to herself. Over the course of this absorbing drama her newfound friend, Marnie, brings out the best in her. Marnie, as we come to fine out, has more in common with Anna's personal anguish. The love which grows between them is really heartfelt. It's through their friendship that Anna truly comes to appreciate her self-worth and finds what she can offer to others. Having already invested in this pairing, it's easy to dive into the mystery surrounding Marnie. She isn't what she seems …

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