Your Name.

Your Name. ★★★★½

Your Name perfectly encapsulates that futile attempt to hold onto a good dream, and then devastatingly reminds us that memories will slip away just as easily. It starts off as a straightforward (though distinctly-teenage) body swap film, charming but somewhat disposable. And then, and I really didn't see this coming, it develops into a heartbreaking, mind-bending love story. A few plot lines are left underdeveloped, the J-pop soundtrack will cause it to age badly and it hits its emotional peak far too early (causing an emotionally exhausting final half hour), but overall Your Name is beautiful. It's touching, funny, thematically rich and has landscape animation to rival Studio Ghibli. And yet it's also somewhat haunting in the way in which it captures that horrible feeling of knowing that you will forget.

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