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The Borrowers (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 26 December 2011
The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writers:

Mary Norton (novel), Ben Vanstone (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Eccleston ... Pod Clock
Sharon Horgan ... Homily Clock
Aisling Loftus ... Arrietty Clock
Robert Sheehan ... Spiller
Victoria Wood ... Granny Driver
Stephen Fry ... Professor Mildeye
Shaun Dooley ... Robert Millman
Charlie Hiscock Charlie Hiscock ... James Millman
Anne Hirsch Anne Hirsch ... Jenny
Warona Seane Warona Seane ... Karen Richards
Jane Hill Jane Hill ... BBC News Presenter
Jonathan Blake Jonathan Blake ... BBC Reporter
Catherine Burns Catherine Burns ... Radio Voiceover (voice)
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Storyline

Pod and Homily Clock and their sixteen year old daughter Arietty are 'Borrowers', four inch high people who live under the floor boards in Granny Driver's house and borrow what they need without her knowledge. She is determined to catch them. When Arietty defies her father and strays into the house alone young James hides her and they become friends but Granny contacts Professor Mildeye, who is obsessed with the existence of 'Homo Sapiens Redactus', whom he wants to exhibit to the world and he captures Pod and Homily. Fortunately Arietty and resourceful fellow Borrower Spiller join forces with James to effect a rescue before the professor can dissect his tiny captives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

official site

Country:

UK | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Borrowers See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

3rd version of the Borrowers to feature an actor from "Doctor Who". Other actors from Doctor Who include Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones from seasons 1-4), Mark Williams (Season 7), and Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor in season 1), amongst others See more »

Goofs

After Spiller rescues Pod, the rope that was dangling from the air vent disappears. See more »

Connections

Version of Jackanory: The Borrowers: Part 2 (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, adapted by William H. Cummings
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Not the best version.
28 July 2019 | by franceshugg777See all my reviews

Having read all of the Borrowers books and just loved them, plus having seen all of the different film versions, I have to say that is my second to least favorite, the least of all going to the horrid anime version. This one really wasn't even trying to be like the books, and just frankly bored me, although Stephen Fry did try to deliver a good performance. Everybody else was just going through the motions and the screenplay was just awful. Watch the John Goodman version or the old Hallmark version with Edie Albert and Dame Judith Evans. They are both far better.


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