I was initially put off by the fact it was an indie brit flick, and it was different to what I'd normally choose to see, but the acting was great (especially Felicity Jones who plays Anna). Storyline wasn't groundbreaking, but I didn't expect it to be.
i loved it soooo much! not 10/10 because christian bale's voice is too distinctive (cant get american psycho/batman out of my head) and emily mortimer was annoying as young sophie. but wow the story was immense and the visuals were spectacular... the imagination of studio ghibli films just blows me away.
need to pick another film from my "to-do" pile of films i own but havent watched... the options are: taxi driver, interstate 60, let the right one in. prob gonna be interstate 60 because im a bit mental for gary oldman... i say a bit, i mean a lot.. i mean weirdly a lot. i would actually well up if he won the oscar later (of course he wont because the oscars are generally a load of old tosh).