Ponyo

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ponyo
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A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true.


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Dec 14, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

When 5-year old Sosuke rescues a most unusual goldfish from the beach near his home he has no idea of the danger he’s introduced into the world. As it turns out the small girl-faced creature is the amazing offspring of an embittered marine biologist now operating out of a magical undersea laboratory, and a watery goddess charged with overseeing the oceans’ welfare. Enchanted with life above the tideline the little bit of sushi, named “Ponyo” by Sosuke, decides she’d rather be human but her father has different plans for he’s dedicated his life to returning the world’s oceans back to their prehistoric glory with the aid of an enchanted well; a move which will dramatically end all life on land especially those ignorant polluting humans. But in the midst of this mystical eco-showdown there is a glimmer of hope as both Ponyo and Sosuke come to realize that true friendship involves sacrifice. Despite its charming score and visual flourishes (an opening shot of billowing jellyfish floating through a sunlit sea was superb) this is the most Disneyesque, and hence my least favourite, Miyazaki creation. Unlike the piercing insights of My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away which examined the tiny joys and terrors of growing up in the most wonderfully imaginative ways, Ponyo’s rather flat, and at time confusing, presentation seems content to simply dole out the standard lessons in love, hope and responsibility. The timeless sense of magic we’ve come to expect from Miyazaki is missing here, replaced instead by a cuteness overload which gives the film a Saturday Morning Cartoon feel. Nevertheless, the animation remains impeccable and there are more than a few artful touches whether it be a scene of monstrous waves beneath a starlit sky or a gaggle of old ladies rediscovering their youth in an underwater meadow. Too bland for adults, too baffling for the young ones.

Jul 11, 2014
  • camillatosmart rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i love this movie

Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_4199 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this is a very interesting movie to watch , so cool and cute

Mar 19, 2014
  • MerryMaker777 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was the first movie I ever saw with my soon-to-be intended. It is a story about friendship and love and destiny. What a perfect film to see with the person you're going to spend your life with.

Feb 25, 2014
  • LoveBikes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have rented this movie from the movie store twice and well I love it so much that I thought I would rent it again but this time from here. The store is so sweet and the art that is put into it has so much detail that it takes my breath away every time.

Aug 07, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is so cute and even a bit deeper than some other movies I've seen. The lesson of love in this story is beautiful, and when Sosuke cries because he can't find his mom even though he's valiantly searching...it tugs your heart-strings. A unique and breathtaking movie. It's not my fave of Miyazaki, but it's definitly the best in that sea/magic/love/earthy genre. 5 stars!

Jul 29, 2013

I watched the trailer of the Ponyo movie.When the boy saw how beautiful little goldfish on the cup and she fainted,and she is alive now like Akane Tendo from Ranma 1/2 book and the movie.

May 29, 2013
  • davis2he rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely a movie to watch with subtitles so you catch every word. A lot of the plot development is subtle and easy to miss. The first time watching it I was completely lost. But Hayao Miyazaki definitely doesn't disappoint with this film: every scene is absolutely gorgeous.

Feb 24, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hayao Miyazaki is a brilliant director. Ponyo is so well done. Beautifully animated and a joy to watch. A must see for all.

Feb 24, 2013
  • CheekyChan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of the best movies its super cute!! =D

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Aug 07, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sosuke (over the radio to his dad at sea): "I'm taking care of everyone here, dad!" Ponyo: "HHHAAAAAAMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sosuke: Mom! Ponyo came back, and she's a little girl now!

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lisa: I say we start with dessert and go backwards. It's been a backwards kind of day!

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ponyo: Ponyo loves Sosuke! I will be a human, too!

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sosuke: Ponyo, make the candle bigger!

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Noriko: I'd let a fish lick me if it'd get me out of this wheelchair.

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ponyo: He hates humans! He keeps me in a bubble, so I swam away from home.

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lisa: So, Ponyo, what's your Dad like?

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ponyo: Ponyo wants ham!

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ponyo: Ponyo loves Sosuke!

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Jul 14, 2014

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Apr 23, 2014
  • grunnychan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jan 11, 2014

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May 01, 2013

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Feb 27, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love_Legolas_111 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jul 16, 2012
  • Mongolian_girl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 20, 2010
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 18, 2010
  • bluedragon123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brunhilde is a fish-girl who lives in an aquarium with her father Fujimoto, a wizard, in his underwater castle with numerous smaller sisters. One day, when her father takes her and her siblings on an outing in his four-flippered submarine, Brunhilde is driven by a desire to see even more of the world and floats away on the back of a jellyfish. She ends up stranded on the shore of a small fishing town and is rescued by a boy named Sōsuke, who cuts his finger in the process. She licks his wound when he picks her up, and the wound heals almost instantly. After taking a great liking to her, Sōsuke names her Ponyo and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, Fujimoto is looking for his daughter. Upset that she ran away, he believes the humans have now kidnapped her, and he calls his wave spirits to return Ponyo to him. After the wave spirits take Ponyo away, Sōsuke is heartbroken and goes home with his mother, Lisa, who tries to cheer him up, to no avail.

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