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The Secret World of Arrietty
- Saoirse Ronan

Overview - A family of miniature people find their existence threatened due to a forbidden friendship in this Studio Ghibli adaptation of author Mary Norton's beloved children's book THE BORROWERS. Headstrong and full of energy, 14-year-old Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) is just like any other adolescent girl -- except for the fact that she's only a few inches tall.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A family of miniature people find their existence threatened due to a forbidden friendship in this Studio Ghibli adaptation of author Mary Norton's beloved children's book THE BORROWERS. Headstrong and full of energy, 14-year-old Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) is just like any other adolescent girl -- except for the fact that she's only a few inches tall. Arrietty and her family are Borrowers: a race of tiny people who live among the regular-size humans undetected, and only emerge to scrounge miniscule amounts of essential living supplies from well-stocked cupboards and cabinets. Contact with the Borrowers' normal-size counterparts is strictly forbidden, but when Arrietty attempts to help her father stock up on necessities and meets 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), the pair develop an unlikely bond. Shawn has come to live with his great aunt, and should she find out about the Borrowers, it would be disastrous for Arrietty and her family. But perhaps by working together, Shawn and Arrietty can figure out a way for the Borrowers and humans to live together in harmony.

Cast List

Hayao Miyazaki - Japanese director, SPIRITED AWAY
Atsushi Okui - Director of Photography
Michael Semanick
Mary Norton - Children's author - the "Borrowers" books
Akihiko Yamashita
Koji Kasamatsu
Keiko Niwa
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Megumi Kagawa
Cecile Corbel
Carol Burnett - Actress, comedienne, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW
Will Arnett - Actor
Amy Poehler - Actress
David Henrie - Actor; WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE: WIZARD SCHOOL
Moises Arias - Child actor, BEETHOVEN'S BIG BREAK
Bridgit Mendler

 
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    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 95
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 786936819946
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2015

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Movies > Foreign Films

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Animation
Fantasy
Teenage
Anime
Families
Friendships
Teenagers

 
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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] story charms, a bucolic jaunt that barely breaks stride....Moving..." - 07/07/2011 Total Film


"[A] charming, absorbing story, set in a vividly realised drawn world." - 09/01/2011 Sight and Sound


"What the studio does, brilliantly, is preserve a hand-drawn look and feel in its work....Studio Ghibli and ARRIETTY have a way of taking you where you may not expect..." - 02/17/2012 New York Times


"'Wonder' is the watchword in THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY....this impeccable animated film puts its complete trust in the spirit of make-believe." - 02/17/2012 Los Angeles Times


"The lyrical animation, with its meditative attention to nature, bears the unique stamp of Japan's Studio Ghibli..." -- Grade: B+ - 02/24/2012 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his beautifully rendered, almost old-fashioned version is a gem. It's a wonderfully funny and richly rewarding movie for the whole family..." - 02/17/2012 Box Office


"Wispy but sweet as spun sugar, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY feels like a modest but exquisitely trimmed Japanese gift to fans of THE BORROWERS, British author Mary Norton’s classic children’s books." - 02/15/2012 Movieline


"[The film] is fundamentally about the joy of life, and the necessity of bright, cheerful determination against all odds....[The] message comes via gorgeously lush, detail-intensive animation and a spunky protagonist..." - 05/23/2012 A.V. Club

 
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