A young girl named Chihiro and her parents discover a bath house where Japanese gods go to relax. Shortly
thereafter, her parents become pigs (literally) and Chihiro must work for a witch named Yubaba. Yubaba puts a spell
on Chihiro which makes Chihiro gradually forget who she is simply by stealing her name. Now, Chihiro must hold
onto who she is while at the same time find some way to return her parents to normal and send them all back home. But
it isn't easy with a witch hovering over her like a hawk, a twelve-foot tall baby, and a monster eating everything in sight.
Review: This movie deserves all the awards it won. This could very well be the Japanese version of Alice in Wonderland.
A girl discovers a magical land and must find a way out. The voices were perfect, especially Daveigh Chase as the spoiled
Chihiro and Suzanne Pleshette as the harsh witch Yubaba. Miyazaki defies theatrical stereotypes. In his movies,
there are no villains (with the only exception being Castle in the Sky), just main characters overcoming challenges and growing
as a result of it. This is especially true in Spirited Away. Chihiro finds unexpected allies in her quest but
when it all comes down to it, she's the one who grows and moves on better than she was before. The music was great,
the plot was great, everything about it was great.