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A Letter to Momo Movie

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A LETTER TO MOMO Momo and spirit creatures

A Letter to Momo

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/23/14
director:
Hiroyuki Okiura
distributor:
GKIDS
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B+

A young girl and her mother transplant to a bucolic island town following her father’s death. There, she is visited by a comic trio of impish and kleptomaniac spirit guardians. Gentle, funny, and benefiting from a delicate understanding of grief, this animated film from Japan is a soft-spoken coming-of-age tale in the mold of Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart. Thankfully, the supernatural elements never overshadow the human story occurring in the foreground. B+

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