Imagine being as small as mouse! So small that you could scamper through the walls of your home, and explore the tiniest of spaces. For the people called “The Borrowers” in The Secret World of Arrietty, this is a reality.
When thirteen-year-old Shawn gets sick, he goes to stay with his aunt Jessica in the house his mother grew up in. That’s where he meets tiny little Arrietty. She and her family are smaller than mice. They hide from Shawn, and his family, and secretly live in the walls of Aunt Jessica’s house.
Shawn and Arrietty form a fast friendship, despite their difference in size. However, when Aunt Jessica’s housekeeper finds out about Arrietty’s family, things become dangerous for the group of petit people.
Here some observations about the movie:
1) It looks amazing! The animation is fantastic, every frame looks like a painting.
2) It sounds amazing, too! Arrietty and the other Borrowers are tiny, so when they pick up small objects, they actually sound big! Pins sound like heavy iron rods scraping across a cement floor. Pretty cool!
3) If you’re scared of heights, you will get dizzy from watching this film. There is a scene in the movie where Arrietty stands on the ledge of a kitchen buffet and looks down. The animation is so good that you really feel like you are there with her Â so be warned if you’re afraid of heights!
4) There is some sad stuff. Shawn is dealing with a heart problem that is very serious. In the movie Arrietty and Shawn talk about death and being scared.
This is a beautiful film that celebrates the power of friendship. The movie opens in theatres today. If you’re looking for a great movie to see for Family Day weekend, this is it! Are you planning on seeing the movie? Leave a comment below!
Enjoy your weekend,
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