Omohide poro poro (Only Yesterday)
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Legendary animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata team up to create this nostalgic animated work aimed at adult women, based on a manga by Yuko Tone and Kei Okamoto. The film centers on Taeko, a 27-year-old office worker who is sick of her job and ready for a change. She suddenly recalls the year 1966, when she was young and full of hope. She ventures to rural Yamagata prefecture to visit her sister and her brother-in-law. There she helps with the family farm where they turn saffron flowers into pigment for lipstick. While there she meets a hunky young farmer who's the cousin of her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Clunky thematic exposition isn't enough to break an otherwise lovely film"
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"One thing is for sure, there won't be a dry eye in the house..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Moves with barely a ripple along a woman's memories of her girlhood in 1966. Here, as love blossoms (blooming in one of cinema's most touching end-credit sequences), the environment's imbued with memories of families and workers."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"The most singularly mature, adult-oriented of all Ghibli's theatrical features... a cinematic masterpiece of the first order."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Only Yesterday is a nostalgia-tinged, gloriously-detailed animation for adults and older children that doesnt shy away from real and universal issues like love, regret and the pains of growing up."
‑ , Film4
"How many other animated films are you likely to see that would spend screen time watching characters eat a pineapple?"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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