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Howl’s Moving Castle

This Japanese Anime tells the story of a young hat maker (voice by Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons), who falls victim to a wicked curse that makes her appear 80 years old. Running away, she takes shelter in an enchanted moving castle, where she meets Howl (Christian Bale), the perfection- obsessed master of the house. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 09 Jun 2005
Video Release: 07 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Howl’s Moving Castle is rated PG: for frightening images and brief mild language.

Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bcall
Studio: 2005 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

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Witches, wizards, curses and spells are all part of the magical world of Howl's Moving Castle. Under the masterful direction of Hayao Miyazaki, this animated film brings to life… 
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