This is way more heplufl than anything else I've looked at.
I've seen every feature film Studio Ghibli has made so far and I have to say, Arietty doesn't rank that high for me. Probably shmweoere along the lines of Pom Poko or Earthsea. It was just remarkably underwhelming, sad to say, and that's coming from someone who really appreciates slower, quiet films. The ending was really sudden too, and anticlimactic. I hate reading all the praise for it because it makes me feel like I didn't appreciate it the way I should have... Oh well.