Movie Review: Your Name

Sophia Gillespie

Your Name is a Japanese film made in 2016 from director Makoto Shinkaiabout. It’s people whose paths are crossed. With 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is definitely a movie that is worth your time to watch. It was the highest grossing film when it came out in the country and the highest grossing anime film of all time worldwide,  passing Spirited Away, a very popular movie made by Hayao Miyazaki.

This movie takes the classic “Freaky Friday” storyline and makes it way more captivating. High-school student Mitsuha lives in a quiet village in Japan, and Taki, a little older than Mitsuha, lives in Tokyo. Neither of them have any connection to each other until one day when they switch bodies. However, the next morning Mitsuha wakes up in her body again, but without much memory of what happened. The two help each other figure out what happened by leaving little notes about the day before and what is coming up. However, one day it all stops.

Taki goes to find Mitsuha, and going through the adventure of finding her, we see beautiful art of the landscape of Tokyo, Japan.

Mitsuha and Taki would likely never interact in the real world, but they start to become supportive of each other and essential to each other’s happiness.

This movie is very heartwarming about how these two lives become interconnected. The art style of the city makes it even better to watch and enjoy.