The Borrowers

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.2  (1,726)

The Borrowers (2011) is a British family adventure movie directed by Tom Harper. It is based on Mary Norton's classic children's book series of the same name, which was first published in 1952. The movie features a talented cast of actors, including Christopher Eccleston, Sharon Horgan, Aisling Loftus, and Robert Sheehan. The Borrowers is a story about tiny people who live in the walls and floors of houses and "borrow" items that they need from humans. The story centers around a family of borrowers - Pod, Homily, and their daughter Arrietty Clock. They live in a hidden area of a suburban house, where they must be careful not to be discovered by the humans.

When Arrietty ventures out on a borrowing mission, she is spotted by a human boy named James. Surprisingly, James is not scared of the little people, and soon he becomes friends with Arrietty. James is a solitary boy who has just moved to the house with his aunt and uncle following his parents' divorce.

Events take a turn when the Clock family's house is scheduled for demolition, and they have to find a new home. They embark on an epic adventure to find a safe place to live, and James joins them on their journey. Along the way, they encounter a villainous lawyer named Ocious P. Potter, who is after the Clock family.

The movie is set in modern-day England, and the use of CGI to create the tiny borrowers is done seamlessly. The details of their world, including their homes, tools, and daily routines, are cleverly portrayed, and the cinematography captures their perspective of living in a big world as small beings.

The Borrowers is a fun and heartwarming movie that will delight audiences of all ages. Its themes of friendship, bravery, and family make it an excellent choice for families to watch together. With its exceptional cast, splendid visuals, and timeless story, The Borrowers is a great addition to the long line of successful adaptations of Mary Norton's classic tale.

The performances of the actors are excellent, especially the ones playing the borrowers. Christopher Eccleston portrays the protective father Pod with a mix of tenderness and strength, while Sharon Horgan plays the anxious and nervous mother Homily with the perfect amount of humor. Aisling Loftus shines as the curious and brave Arrietty, capturing the character's adventurous spirit and determination.

Overall, The Borrowers (2011) is a must-watch movie for anyone who enjoys a good adventure or loves classic storytelling. It is a perfect way to introduce kids to a world where tiny people live and borrow from humans. Its charming characters, exciting plot, and beautiful visuals make it an entertaining and enjoyable family movie.

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    6.2  (1,726)