𝑧𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑦’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!”
He's such a marshmallow, you're bound to stick to him and leap into the clouds above until a tree comes along. Then it's all teeny tunes from the official nightly orchestra. Our tiny dinamic sister duo is loveable to bits, going off on grand adventures through the brush and up to a hole in the tree. Seeing Totoro with a tiny leaf a top his head during a massive downpour, made him all the more adorable. I can get past the Chesire Cat-esqué grin and his gleaming wide eyes. He's like a child, the sort that softens you on the very first glance. The mushy sort you cannot help but spoil when the parents aren't looking.
I get my emotions get the best of me when sappiness kicks in films but this one genuinely made me sob from joy. It felt as a release of all the pent-up stress that gathered up like dust bunnies, hiding in cracks on the wall. I'm bound to love ever Ghibli film. I am convinced.