Weathering with You

Film, Animation
3 out of 5 stars
Weathering with You

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Makoto Shinkai's animated romcom about a girl who can control the weather is charming, even if at times it’s lacking in weight.

You know the old saying: if you’re going to make a romcom, you might as well make it about a girl who has the supernatural ability to change the weather. Makoto Shinkai’s anime follow-up to 2016’s body-swapping ‘Your Name’ doesn’t scrimp on whimsy. Penniless 16-year-old runaway Hodaka flees to Tokyo, where he gets involved with a cat, a tabloid journalist and aforementioned weather-botherer Hina. This is an enchanting little story, to a point – it’s thin stuff, but while it never fully gets the emotions jangling, there’s charm to spare and the action is dynamic and occasionally thrilling. The sense of space, of place, is extraordinary. You wish the world looked like this. It’s a film to bathe in.


Release details

Release date:
Friday January 17 2020
112 mins

Cast and crew

Makoto Shinkai
Chieko Baisho
Kana Hanazawa
Sei Hiraizumi
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