This is one of the most beautiful films that I have seen in a while. I've been in an anime funk recently watching a lot of Miyazaki's film and finally decided to check out some of Makoto Shinkai's. He's an amazing director and artist, image of this film can be described as appropriate for a wallpaper.
As with most of his other films this movie is broken up into three sections. Also like his other stories it follows adolescent love and the troubles that the characters living conditions present.
I recommend this film full heartedly. It's the most beautiful anime I've seen in a long while. I felt very emotional while watching the film and I imagine you will feel similar.