Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Howl's Moving Castle

Hauru no ugoku shiro (original title)

Starring the voices of Christian Bale, Jean Simmons,Lauren Bacall, and Billy Crystal

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Release Dates:

Japan-November 20, 2004

USA-June 10, 2005

Love and magic abound in a story about a young girl who was cursed by a witch to transform into an old woman. Jean Simmons and Emily Mortimer are fantastic as Sophie, each playing to the strengths of playing the same character at different ages. Christian Bale is also exemplary as Howl, the mysterious and at times aloof magician Howl, left without a heart and thrown into a war he wants not to be part of.

Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5

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