On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »
The Borrowers are small, 15cm high humans who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human homes, and survive by 'borrowing' all they need ... See full summary »
A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.
The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards. When the owner of the house they live in dies and evil realtor Ocious Potter wants to destroy the house to build luxury apartments on its place, they start to fight him with the help of the son of house owner, Pete. Written by
During filming, the producers announced that this was the biggest family film to be shot on UK soundstages since " Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". See more »
When Spiller throws the rope in the milk bottle trying to pull Peagreen out, he can be heard straining and grunting to keep a hold of it but his face and mouth are both clearly relaxed. See more »
[hears a vacuum cleaner]
What in the world...?
It's not Thursday, is it?
Oh, my goodness. They must've changed the schedule. They can't change the schedule! Can they?
[as the vacuum cleaner trembles their home]
EMERGENCY STATIONS, EVERYONE!
[the vacuum sucks up Peagreen by the floorboards until the vacuum moves away releasing Peagreen and causing a huge mess in the house]
What! Honestly, Pod!
What? Oh, I suppose this is all my fault, too!
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During the end credits, there is a scene shown where Potter tries to explain to the police about seeing the Borrowers. See more »
I was charmed by this movie and cannot understand the venom unleashed upon it by some of the other reviews. I don't have any kids, nor do I spend a whole lot of time watching movies geared towards them, but most "kiddie fare" seems so saccharine and preachy, with screeching soundtracks and day-glo color schemes all designed to work as commercials for happy meals and action figures that this one stands out because it's just plain fun. The production design and special effects are unique -- and purposefully so. Some reviews have complained that the film is not set in a readily identifiable time or place, but that's the charm; set in a kind of timeless anywhere that is both familiar and foreign, with the kind of hazy details and warm glow that suggest a fond childhood memory/fantasy. If you expect some Dizneefied, pre-fabbed, pre-digested offering that hits all of the right beats at the right moments with such predictability that you can set your watch to them, skip this. (Or watch "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut," because it sure mimics the form while subverting the content.) If you want something fun and imaginative, different from the usual, give this a try. And if the kids complain that it's boring, send them to bed and watch it yourself.
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