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The Last Unicorn (1982) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 73

What an incredible film (that I’m cursing my parents and other authority figures for not telling me about when I was a child). The Last Unicorn follows a unicorn (voiced by Mia Farrow) who learns she’s the last of her kind. She refuses to believe this, so she sets out on  a journey to find the other unicorns she believes are out there. It’s a dangerous journey, but she has some help. Accompanying her on her perilous journey are Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), an aspiring magician, and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes) a middle-aged woman who has always believed in the mystical creatures. Together, they set out to reunite the unicorn with her lost family.

For the most part, this is a beautifully animated film. Some of the animations are crude, but the majority are so gorgeous you could frame the scene. The visuals are hand-drawn, and it definitely adds to the magical tone of the movie.

The voice acting is solid, with support from Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, and Angela Lansbury. There are some occasionally cheesy moments, but for the most part the acting is convincing and the story is compelling.

The Last Unicorn is a film that I would have loved as a child, and love as an adult. It’s a beautiful story about finding your place in the world and chasing your dreams, no matter the obstacles you face.

Verdict: 4/5  

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