The Borrowers

 (2,345)5.91 h 27 min1998X-RayPG
They're charming and small and live behind the wall. They're The Borrowers, tiny beings whose big family adventure is a treat for people of all sizes!
Peter Hewitt
John GoodmanJim BroadbentMark Williams
English [CC]
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Celia ImrieHugh LaurieRuby WaxBradley PierceFlora NewbiginTom FeltonRaymond Pickard
Tim BevanEric FellnerRachel Talalay
Universal Pictures
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Betty L. WilkinsReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
The adventures of both big and small....
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The Borrowers are a tiny race of people who live hidden away from the "Beings" meaning human kind. and Arrietty is the oldest girl in a family of Borrowers that live in an old house. The little family has always followed the rules, but Arrietty is restless, seeking to know more, and winds up being at first captured then befriended by a young boy who seeks to help them when their home is threatened by a nefarious lawyer, Ocious P. Potter, who seeks to gain their property for a high rise he intends to build. The Borrowers have the Will and they strive to keep it safe as Potter scours the house in search of it, and it places Arrietty and her family in danger and the Borrowers have to band together to save themselves, and confront the evil lawyer. John Goodman shines whether he plays a villain, or not and here, he is both sinister and yet hilarious as Ocious P. Potter. Look to see Hugh Laurie as a police officer. Do they save the house? You'll have to see.
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L. A. LynnReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tiny People, Big Laughs
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The family was feeling nostalgic and looking for a good movie to watch at Thanksgiving, and we agreed on the Borrowers. Great film, and you can see certain actors early on in their careers!

A must see if you like the book. Watch Arrietty by Hayao Miyazaki if you like this film!
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Katie W.Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie, but much different than the original book
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Good movie, but much different than the original book. I ended up purchasing another movie from the 70's that WAS based on the book. I wanted my daughter to see the movie after she did a book report on the book, but it was dissappointing by how different it played out.
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Noel TullisReviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Grand kids rented this one day when they were here - they really enjoyed it and the little people and their little house they thought was so cute. would recommend for kids below 11 years of age
AKA SullyReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2021
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Little Little’s
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This cute film still fairs well in memory. The set pieces are wonderful and a bit surprised by a ginger haired Tom Felton.. Pippi Malfoy
AlexisReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Another borrowers story.
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My kids loved this movie. Its not the same plot line as the book, but its a story along the same lines. Its great as long as you understand you are not getting the same story as the literary work. We loved seeing how every day objects were used to make the borrowers equipment in the movie.
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CalebiniReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
like a plastic credit card
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Cute as cute could be, although it warrants careful inspection. From my casual viewing, while my granddaughter immersed herself in the story--it appeared the set was 1950's era--but full of oddities, like a plastic credit card, a TV remote--all flotsam of the 1970's-80's, I thought, for sure. When did TV remotes come into widespread use? I highly recommend this story for kids--I think a wide age span--my granddaughter is 5 years old, and she remained riveted!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good product
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The item arrived with decent time. It was in good condition and the dvd's worked perfectly.
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