When Marnie Was There

Alt title: Omoide no Marnie

Movie (1 ep x 103 min)
2014
4.386 out of 5 from 5,093 votes
Rank #257
When Marnie Was There

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.

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pinkarray Jun 28, 2015
Score 6/10

Another overrated project from Studio Ghibli. Their movies have not
been up the standards of movies such as My Neighbors the Yamadas or The
Cat Returns since 2012 with The Secret World of Arrietty. While The Cat
Returns wasn't that great, The Secret World of Arrietty was so
sentimental, it's painful. With the exception of Wind Rises, the movies
were overrated with simplistic Tale of Princess... read more

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haize78 Apr 19, 2015
Score 8.5/10

When Marnie Was There is simply a lovely, moving, heartwarming tale. Really, there's nothing more to add to that. The story is quite simple, but it's narrated in a sweet and delicate way flowing very nicely and effortlessly to a happy ending. It never drags and the pacing is perfect.  The protagonist is a girl called Anna, who is sent by her foster mother to spend the summer with some relatives living in... read more

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