Whisper of the HeartDirector: Yoshifumi Kondo, Brittany Snow, Cary Elwes, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Written by animation master Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his protégé Yoshifumi Kondo, this film is a simple tale about a young girl who falls in love and learns to believe in herself. Suzuku Tsukishima is nearing the end of her final year of junior high. An avid bookworm, she devours books while quietly dreaming about becoming a writer. Though vivacious and outgoing with her best friend, she withdraws into herself when in the presence of her bossy older sister; her studious father, who is busy researching local history; and her mother, who is absorbed in the college courses she's taking. Then one day, she meets Seiji, a lad who has the ability to both irritate and charm her, often at the same time. He also harbors an unusual ambition: to build violins in Cremona, Italy. Around the same time, she meets a kindly old man who owns an antique shop, whom she later learns is Seiji's grandfather. One item in the store particularly catches her eye -- a strange statue of a cat with glittering eyes. Inspired by Seiji's utter determination to realize his own dream, she writes a story about the feline-shaped sculpture coming to life.
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- Original Release:
- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Brittany Snow||(English Version)|
|Cary Elwes||(English Version)|
|Courtney Thorne-Smith||(English Version)|
|David Gallagher||(English Version)|
|Hayao Miyazaki||Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter|
|Yuji Nomi||Score Composer|
|Yasuyoshi Tokuma||Executive Producer|
1. Opening/Library Cards [:00]
2. A Mysterious Cat [:00]
3. Entrance Exams [:00]
4. Mixed-up Feelings [:00]
5. Return to the Shop [:10]
6. Making Music [1:12]
7. Boyfriend! [1:12]
8. The Gem Inside [13:52]
9. A World of Her Own [16:59]
10. "Whisper of the Heart" [7:38]
11. Promises/End Credits [5:06]
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I bought this movie on a whim because it was produced by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki did the screenplay and story boards. I just tonight watched it and absolutely loved it. It was very realistic while being just enough of a fairy tale that you wonder if it's possible that it could happen to you tomorrow. Over all, a great buy and an even better watch!
Every preteen Japanese or not should watch this movie, it touches the issues that most girls this age face especially internally. The main character will warm your heart and the plot although simply is riveting.
Or any day really. It was very moving, sweet, and just an all around good movie! One of Studio Ghibli's best.
this is one of my favorite moves. the story is really good and it is really funny and there is a little romans. If you haven't seen it you really should.
I rented this for family movie night. It looked cute and other raters had good things to say. We all enjoyed it so much! It's on my wish list for a future purchase. Can't wait to see it again!
I don't think I would have seen this were it not for my Japanese class, but as always, Miyazaki has written another masterpiece. A positively adorable little film, I was won over by the characters charming and indepth personalities. I found the movie was easy to relate to my own personal experiences, and I was happy to see a more 'normal' movie come out of the anime Genre.
This movie was both entertaining and adorably innocent. I am not a big fan of Japanese animation, but have been watching the ones Disney released if only for cultural comparison. This one was the best by far--it stuck to a believable story without getting too off-the-wall. It was nice to sit back and watch a movie and feel contented and happy.
I am a 16 year old girl who has practically grown up with Miazaki movies. I own a lot of them myself.I really liked this film. When I watched it for the first time I honestly wanted to cry. It was so sweet. It was slow at times, but over all, it was a really good film.