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They're charming and small and live behind the wall. They're The Borrowers, tiny people whose big family adventure is filled with some of the most eye-popping effects ever seen on film. Based on the beloved classic novels by Mary Norton, and starring John Goodman, The Borrowers is a film treat to be enjoyed by people of all sizes!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Visually lush, refreshingly free of family-friendly clatter, and anchored with soulful depth, The Secret World of Arrietty lives up to Studio Ghibli's reputation.
The fresh and simple story will win its share of young fans, though it lacks the disturbing adult...
June 22, 2017
[The film] pulses with feeling for childhood and nature and develops a surprising amount of suspen...
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Common Sense Says
Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the little people in this movie have a lot to fear from the "Beans," or humans, who are out to exterminate them. The tricks and traps can be painful to watch. There are also some gross-out moments (like when a Borrower falls into a pile of dog poop, or when a villain is drenched in liquid cheese). But the clever gadgets and great escapes will prove entertaining to tweens and even adults.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Family, Comedy, Fantasy
- Release Date:December 13, 1998
- Audio Format:5.1
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