“We’ll be alright” – Thoughts on Weathering with You

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It’s been a very long time since I’ve had the experience of walking out of a theatre and wanting, intensely, to walk straight back in and to watch the movie that I had just finished, one more time. Weathering with You was yet another entry in Makoto Shinkai’s repertoire that blew me away in ways totally different from his previous works. Where Your Name sought to portray the emotions of a country at a time of intense grief and disaster, Weathering with You painted a picture of the uncertainty and unease of a generation – our generation. I’ve written once before about the distance I felt from the events of Tohoku in 2011 and how Your Name tried to bridge that gap, but this movie felt just so much closer. Almost painfully so.

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