My Neighbours The Yamadas details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Masako Araki, Akiko Yano, Yukiji Asaoka, Tarou Masuoka, Naomi Uno|
|Voice over:||James Belushi, Molly Shannon, Tress MacNeille, Liliana Mumy, A.J. Buckley|
|Genres:||Animated, Anime, World Cinema|
My Neighbours The Yamadas
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Apr 2006|
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My Neighbours The YamadasBy Stu Blair from Leeds, England , 13 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Another classic for the Studio Ghibli collection, as Hayao Miyazaki delivers his take on the modern family unit through a series of short stories.
Unlike Miyazaki's other films, the style of animation takes on a more traditional drawing style, delivering an almost dream like feel to the film. Furthermore, unlike previous efforts such as Nausicaa of the Valley of The Wind, the audio track translates beautifully for modern Western life and in places is almost reminicent of The Simpsons.
However, despite this being a film 'of the family, for the family', the short stories do start to blend into one another towards the end of the feature - hence the 4 stars.
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funny series of short family vignettes - more life-affirming than The Simpsons or Family GuyBy Chorltonite (16 reviews) , 27 Dec 2012I wasn't sure what to expect but this really hit the spot after reading some books and watching recent programmes that made me think 'Is current culture all about putting people down and rubbishing everything?'
Well this is not.
Relax, sit back and watch it.
Now enjoy life.
It's not the usual high-quality animation - this is more like an animated comic (think Peanuts) - the story is the main thing.
(My 6-yo also enjoyed it - and his favourite character is currently SpiderMan).
Peculiar looking but true GhibliBy AmateurIntellectual (1 review) , 07 Jul 2012So you've seen most other Ghibli films and you are wondering if you should watch the peculiar looking Yamadas. Well my advise would be yes.
This film may not look like other Ghibli films, but it has the same sense of heart, and deeper message which us fans expect. The film is a series of vignettes and short stories involving the family, with no overarching epic storyline. However by the end you'll feel a real connection with the characters and their strange adventures.
As for the animation, though different it is still quite beautiful, and their are a few sequences which are breathtaking.
It may not be your favorite, but My Neighbors The Yamadas is not to be missed.
Patience will be rewardedBy FodT (1 review) , 29 May 2012This isn't your typically beautiful, brash anime. Its aesthetic is sketchy and vague; I believe this is meant to be an analogy for fondly remembered memories. The story, told through increasingly connected sketches, tells the tale of a slightly dysfunctional but well-meaning family, and it's strongly reminiscent of The Simpsons in that regard.
It does start off a little slowly. But bear with it for the opening 15 minutes and it will reward you with some brilliantly heart-warming humour.
this had good imbd ratings.. but is rather dull, aimed at people with kidsBy ouran (3 reviews) , 11 Dec 2011this is watchable, the animation may be regarded highly, but to be honest it looks like they just wernt botherd to put any detail in what-so-ever. i have seen a few anime films and this is the first that i actualy did not watch fully, i forced myself to watch 3 1/4 of it, but just gave up. these are more like short stories of a familys life. i think its best watched by people with children.
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Short ReviewBy septicpigeon (1 review) from newton abbot , 28 Nov 2011The animation isn't great but then it isn't meant to be.. its mainly about the characters, the family. It isn't a film just sweet short episodes and It can be quite funny at times.But overall its not one of studio of ghibli's best films.