Had to say something in reply to something you said earlier in the week.
Wolf Children better than Garden of Words?
Wolf Children probably is the least detestable/annoying of the three films Hosoda has made, I'll give you that.
But I can't agree with your stance at all. Or with loads of people I know who adore Wolf Children. And as someone who was raised single mother, I wanted to be able to like this film.
But I can't. It's too simple, emotionally juvenile, unimmersive, easy, neat. As Hosoda always is before he inevitably chips in for cheap heartbreak except it isn't since it's so blatantly coming and lacks any emotional punch whatsoever.
It's perfect for conservative, domesticated people or those not so tainted by life. It's too simple and petty for someone like me. But most importantly, as someone who admires single mothers, I never felt a connection with this film for one moment.
I'll take five seconds of Garden of Words over all of Wolf Children any day.
I'm going to say this because no one else will. I'll break my silence because of what someone informed me about going down recently.
Don't waste your time and energy on people that aren't worth it and/or don't have the brains or decency to listen to a substantiated opinion contrary to theirs. It's a one-way ticket to Cole Phelps-ville.
Take it from someone who's been there.
You're better than to be the umpteenth victim of the Seven Dwarves. You know it can only end one way if you persist with it.