The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Hosoda, 2006)

Really sweet, interesting entertaining, and well made – Japanese animation is the best! There’s really nothing I disliked about this movie, but it’s not perfect. I always enjoy films that deal with some form of time traveling. This one isn’t especially thoughtful in that regard – in fact, you can’t enjoy this movie if you take the time traveling concept too seriously – but it doesn’t matter.

The time traveling element is more or less used to drive the story and emphasize the themes; it’s not a discourse on the laws of time travel and it’s not trying to be. Sure, there are plot-holes, but it doesn’t matter, it’s the characters, story, and emotional ride through time that does; so, do yourself a favour: ignore the paradoxes and just enjoy the film for what it is!

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About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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3 Responses to The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Hosoda, 2006)

  1. thebigom says:

    I love this film!

  2. A.J says:

    Maybe it’s the paradoxes that lend to the magical-ness of the story . Its not like real life doesnt have plot holes ! Great movie 🙂

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