Your Name. ★★★½

As someone who doesn't really believe in soulmates, I found this to be a clever and compelling justification of that concept. Its expression of yearning and the ache of separation actually managed to cut through that hard crust of cynicism I've managed to build up. Funny, sweet, gorgeously-rendered, at times devastatingly well-executed (the moment the pen dropped, my stomach fell to the floor). I don't know that I would have been satisfied with an Umbrellas of Cherbourg type ending, but the pacing of the finale did seem a little rushed if almost dismissive of what had been built before it. Another review totally said it first, but honestly how long before we get a Nolan-type, Hollywood remake of this?

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