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 »
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
After working with Jim Broadbent in Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), David Jason said in his autobiography he was amazed that after such humble beginnings, Broadbent's career took him to such amazing places like this film and then Hollywood, and why he didn't take him with him. See more »
When Arietty and Peagreen travel along on the telephone wires how did Potter's bloodhound track them? 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, for one, very much enjoyed this movie, so much so, that I even purchased it on DVD. Of course, I'm a big fan of British Comedy and Sci-Fi, and always enjoy any opportunity to see the work of Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams. This was the first time I'd seen anything with Jim Broadbent, but went on to watch some of his other work, and have grown to appreciate him, as well. Ruby Wax was charming, and I'd like to see more of Flora Newbigin, however, it appears she isn't doing much in the industry, except for an appearance in one episode "Holby City."
I find this movie charming in it's escapism. Sure, it mixes times and cities, making it impossible to identify where and when it takes place, but does it even have to be anywhere on Earth? It's fantasy, and I found it entertaining.
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