-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Review

The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Feb 18, 2012
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Inspired by the classic novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton comes The Secret World of Arrietty, a beautiful Japanese animated film about an unlikely friendship. Kidzworld has the movie review!

The Borrowers

Arrietty, an adventurous 14-year-old borrower, lives with her parents under the floorboards of a human family’s home. During the night, they borrow things from the house that they need to stay alive, such as sugar and tissues and soap - things that the humans wouldn’t miss. But there is one rule that borrowers must never break in order to keep their identity a secret: they must never let a human see them.

The First Borrowing

On the night of her first borrowing, Arrietty and her father sneak into the guest bedroom where Sean, the teenage nephew of the homeowner, is sleeping. While Arrietty tries to collect a sheet of tissue, he opens his eyes and spots her. Even though the boy promises not the hurt her, she and her father sneak out, leaving their prizes for the night behind.

An Unlikely Bond

In the days that follow, Sean pursues a friendship with Arrietty, who eventually lets her guard down when he saves her from a hungry crow. She realizes that maybe all humans aren’t dangerous. In spite of Sean’s genuine intentions, Arrietty’s parents insist that they move to a new residence. And it’s a good thing they do. Hara, the housekeeper, has discovered their existence, and she’s more than happy to hand them over to the exterminators.

The Bottom Line

Created using Japanese animation, The Secret World of Arrietty tells the tender story of a sick teenager and the 4-inch tall girl who inspired him to survive. It doesn’t matter whether you see this film in theatres or not; it would be wonderful either way. But if you like animated movies, we urge you to see it.

Have Your Say

Have you read The Borrowers by Mary Norton? Tell us in our comment section below!

The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Rating: 5

Related Stories
58 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_journey-micro
Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson embark on the adventure of a lifetime in Journey 2: The Myster...
Micro_bigmiracle-micro
Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, tells the true story of three whales who...
Micro_joyfulnoise-micro
In the small town of Pacashau, Georgia, the Divinity Church Choir must break the mold if they wan...
Oscars_quiz

What movie will win best animated film in 2011?

  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Toy Story 3
  • I have no clue!

Entertainment In The Forums

drowning
drowning posted in Latest Trends:
dakotawint, OnisionSpeaks, AmandasChronicles, Leafyishere, and PewDiePie. Then of course danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil because who obviously doesn't love them?
reply about 7 hours
drowning
If I had to make simple choice, I'd prefer to live in It's Kind of a Funny Story simply for the people who were held in it. Despite the location setting for the story, I feel as if I could very easily fall for the characters all over again, especially in an even more personal matter. But, of course, if I was  going with a straight up fantasy like everyone seems to be, I'd most likely go with a world like Dorthy Must Die series or Alice in Wonderland. Both being these magical worlds filled with quirky creatures and people, so how could you get bored? Oh, and of course let us not forget the plenty of harrowing fight scenes for freedom from the evil queens and her many brainless followers.
reply about 9 hours
drowning
drowning posted in Movies:
The Iron Giant was way too advanced in some ways to be a child's movie, yet it was.
reply about 9 hours
Tomboy03
Tomboy03 posted in TV Shows:
SPOILERS! if you haven't watched episode 22 yet there will be spoilers! I love agents of shield. I just watched episode 22. i cried when Lincoln died and I was kinda hopin that somehow ward would still be alive and they could get hive out of him.
reply about 16 hours
ShySleepySky
I would live in The Outsiders because it's a classic book. I would love to go on adventures with the gang and read books and watch movies with Ponyboy. (Because I too always believed I was the only one who enjoyed them.) I would love to open up to Johnny because he is such a kind hearted soul.
reply about 19 hours