My Beautiful Girl, Mari

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My Beautiful Girl Mari concerns a lonely boy who must contend with a mother who constantly spends time with her boyfriend, a deceased father, his sick grandmother, and a cat who often goes missing. In response he becomes deeply involved in a fantasy world that features the title character.


Critic Reviews for My Beautiful Girl, Mari

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • Softly sensuous from afar, but rather flighty on closer acquaintance, My Beautiful Girl, Mari is an extremely oblique animated feature that may, in fact, be about very little at all.

    Sep 30, 2005 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

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  • While familial subplots, schoolyard showdowns and a climactic sea storm feel somewhat detached from the narrative, the deep sense of longing that underlies this sweet-natured tale rings true.

    Sep 30, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Lee Sung-gang's exquisite tale of childhood remembrance and imagination is... a patient fantasy painted in swaths of color...

    Oct 5, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Visually striking but dramatically confusing animated feature from Korea.

    Aug 21, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for My Beautiful Girl, Mari

  • Oct 24, 2009
    This Korean animation is a beautifully artistic film, that also contains a lot of heart. It perfectly captures the joys of childhood, from a reflective view of an adult. This makes for a sweet, but never patronising, view of the innocence of friendships from years gone by. The animation remains simple, perhaps too much so for some, but it keeps it's focus on the story and that's what counts.
    Luke B Super Reviewer

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