Arrietty

Arrietty

Arrietty

This latest from Japan’s Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Spirited Away), based on the classic British children’s novel The Borrowers.

"It tells of the friendship between Sho, a young boy recuperating at his elderly aunt’s house in the country, and Arrietty, a little girl as big as your thumb who lives with her family under the floorboards. Arrietty accompanies her father Pod on ‘Borrower’ expeditions into the house to fetch supplies that the ‘human beans’ will never miss." (NZ International Film Festival 2011)

Best Animated Film at the Japanese Academy Awards, 2011.
2010Rating: G94 minsJapan
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy
86%
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Reviews & comments

I was really looking forward to seeing this film, I adore Studio Ghibli and the story of The Borrowers. The 1997 film The Borrowers was also a childhood favourite for me and I was expecting to be able to give a better review than this. This film was pleasant, but nothing beyond that. The animation, of course, was as beautiful as expected from Studio Ghibli,...

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If you see this movie, you may want to find a house of little people in your house.

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Arrietty is detailed and beautiful in every sence of the word and not just visualy. At one scene near the start of the film, the background sound of the grandfather clock is added to build up tension. And excilent family film. If you did not think that Cars 2 diliverd the goods that a Pixar film should, then see Arrietty. It is this years true Pixar...

5.0
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While it may appear the complexity and depth of storytelling has been streamlined in favour of appealing to a wider, and younger audience, it would be ignorant to dismiss this as a lesser movie. The adaptation of The Borrowers seems perfectly fitted with the Ghibli brand, and the level of animation is beautifully rich in detail and the story magically...

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I was really looking forward to seeing this film, I adore Studio Ghibli and the story of The Borrowers. The 1997 film The Borrowers was also a childhood favourite for me and I was expecting to be able to give a better review than this. This film was pleasant, but nothing beyond that. The animation, of course, was as beautiful as expected from Studio...

2.0
0

If you see this movie, you may want to find a house of little people in your house.

3.0
0

Arrietty is detailed and beautiful in every sence of the word and not just visualy. At one scene near the start of the film, the background sound of the grandfather clock is added to build up tension. And excilent family film. If you did not think that Cars 2 diliverd the goods that a Pixar film should, then see Arrietty. It is this years true Pixar...

5.0
0

While it may appear the complexity and depth of storytelling has been streamlined in favour of appealing to a wider, and younger audience, it would be ignorant to dismiss this as a lesser movie. The adaptation of The Borrowers seems perfectly fitted with the Ghibli brand, and the level of animation is beautifully rich in detail and the story magically...

3.0
0