Perfect Blue : 4 of 5
I saw this film in the theater with Matt, and though we both thought it was beautiful, it left us both confused. But after watching it on DVD with my full attention, I think I've got it figured out. Regardless of what you get out of the story (an interview with the director on the disc reveals that things are confusing on purpose!), this is fantastic for the single fact that this anime is a full-fledged film, which could easily have been made in a live-action format - no talking animals, no outer space battles. This is a pure psychological thriller with excellent voice acting and downright heartbreaking animation, so see it. Sure wish we still had cute pop idols in America - Britney is cool, but come on.