The Borrowers is a movie about Tiny people that borrow little objects from around the residence they inhabit. They are guests uninvited, not a part of the world understood by the average person. Little Pete Lender decides to set traps all around the house. Claiming to his parents that the things in their house are coming up missing, he sets out to prove his theory; someone is taking things. The family leaves and the Borrowers spring into action just as Peter said they would. Caught in a struggle to keep their home out of the clutches of a greedy Lawyer by the name of Ocias Potter, played by John Goodman, Joe and Victoria Lender portrayed by Aden Gillett and Doon Mackichan have little time to think about missing items in their home. In the meantime the Borrowers live beneath the floor boards of the home in a world of their own.
The Borrowers go by the name of the Clock family. Tom Felton plays the young Clock Peagreen and Flora Newbegin plays Arietty Clock his sister. Jim Broadbent plays the father of the Clock family Pod Clock and Celia Imrie plays Homily Clock his wife. Arietty is captured by Pete Lender and is afraid she will be crushed by what the Borrowers call a Being, Human Being that is. Pete tells Arietty his trouble and she tries to get her father to help, in protection of his family he says no but must get Peters help anyway since the house is going to be demolished if Ocias Potter has his way. While moving the Clocks endure a few difficult moments and the clock children are left in the street.
Meanwhile, Potter cannot wait to get his hands on the house, entering the home the Clock children who have gone back inside. Potter repeats the old Aunt about the Will being hidden in the wall of the house along with some cash. They watch him as he demolished the wall and finds the safe. The Clock children realize there is a Will see an opportunity to save the home and start out to try to get the document from the greedy Potter. They get it and Potter is determined to exterminate them. Well the exterminator shows played by mark Williams who seems to know all about Borrowers and sets out to do the job he is hired to do.