Arrietty

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  • G
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 7.6  (89,038)
  • 80

Arrietty is a tiny person called a Borrower that lives underneath the floorboards of a country home with her parents. At night, her father Pod goes on expeditions throughout the larger house to borrow things the family needs to survive. One summer a sickly boy named Sho comes from the city to stay a week in the house, which belongs to his aunt. Sho sees Arrietty escaping from a cat and into an air vent. That night, Arrietty's father takes her on her first borrowing mission where they find an intricate doll house in Sho's bedroom. Arrietty realizes Sho sees her and, though he assures her he won't hurt her and asks her to stay, she still leaves. Sho attempts to make friends with the tiny Arrietty and earn her trust, first by returning a sugar cube she dropped which she then brings back to him with the message that he must leave she and her family alone. Despite her efforts to head off the problem, her parents feel that with their detection by Sho it is necessary for them to move. Injured on a mission, Pod is helped home by a Borrower boy he meets out in the wild named Spiller, who assures them there are other places they can go to live. Later, Sho tries to offer the Borrowers the kitchen from the dollhouse but it only scares them and their resolve to leave is strengthened. When she goes to bid Sho goodbye, Arriety learns that he has a possibly fatal heart condition and convinces him to keep fighting for his life, no matter what. Meanwhile the nosy caretaker Haru discovers the Borrower's home and takes Arrietty's mother captive. Sho and Arrietty rescue her and Sho removes all traces of the Borrower's existence. The pair see one another a final time and Sho thanks her, telling her that her existence has brought him hope.

Arrietty
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Arrietty is a tiny person called a Borrower that lives underneath the floorboards of a country home with her parents. At night, her father Pod goes on expeditions throughout the larger house to borrow things the family needs to survive. One summer a sickly boy named Sho comes from the city to stay a week in the house, which belongs to his aunt. Sho sees Arrietty escaping from a cat and into an air vent. That night, Arrietty's father takes her on her first borrowing mission where they find an intricate doll house in Sho's bedroom. Arrietty realizes Sho sees her and, though he assures her he won't hurt her and asks her to stay, she still leaves.

Sho attempts to make friends with the tiny Arrietty and earn her trust, first by returning a sugar cube she dropped which she then brings back to him with the message that he must leave she and her family alone. Despite her efforts to head off the problem, her parents feel that with their detection by Sho it is necessary for them to move. Injured on a mission, Pod is helped home by a Borrower boy he meets out in the wild named Spiller, who assures them there are other places they can go to live.

Later, Sho tries to offer the Borrowers the kitchen from the dollhouse but it only scares them and their resolve to leave is strengthened. When she goes to bid Sho goodbye, Arriety learns that he has a possibly fatal heart condition and convinces him to keep fighting for his life, no matter what. Meanwhile the nosy caretaker Haru discovers the Borrower's home and takes Arrietty's mother captive. Sho and Arrietty rescue her and Sho removes all traces of the Borrower's existence. The pair see one another a final time and Sho thanks her, telling her that her existence has brought him hope.

Arrietty is a 2012 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 80.

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  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 34 min
  • Language
    Japanese
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (89,038)
  • Metascore
    80