My husband and I saw this at a 'movie night' so we didn't have a choice in seeing it, but given different circumstances, I wouldn't have picked this film. I thought it would be cute, but it had a few moments that I found were a little much for kids. Granted I don't have kids of my own, but I think it could have been done a little better. In one scene the father informs his son and wife that he won't be able to come home as planned and the wife becomes very irate, even throwing down the dinner into the sink in anger. That scene could have been toned down somewhat. I'm not a fan of Japanese animation but I definitely prefer the "American" Disney movies. Not a lot for me to like in this film, but it was interesting to hear all the celebrity voices.