LogoGrave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies is not a film I'd recommend be seen by anyone with children.

After we had Nils, I imagined myself being affected by all the schmaltzy Speilberg movies featuring children in trouble. Thankfully, that never happened. However, this one caught me by surprise. It was one of the few movies in a Studio Giblhi collection that we didn't recognise. We put in on, naively expecting another piece of Totoro-style magic. I was instead left devastated.

"Star rating: 5, Would you recommend this to anyone: never"