Secret World of Arrietty, The
G | 94 min | Friday, February 17, 2012
Adapted from the 1952 fantasy novel for children, The Borrowers, by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty is an animated Japanese film centered on tiny people who live, unseen, in homes and must "borrow" various items in order to survive.
Arrietty is a young borrower who makes friends with Sho, a young boy living in his great aunt's home. When Arrietty's parents discover that she is interacting with a "human", they make the decision to vacate the premises in order to maintain their secrecy from the outside world. When Arrietty informs Sho of the family's plans, the young boy is distraught. Due to undergo life-saving heart surgery, Sho presents Arrietty with a sugar cube and tells her that the borrower family's courage has inspired him to find the inner strength to overcome the critical operation.
Superbly animated, The Secret World of Arrietty has drawn overwhelming positive reviews for its universal appeal to children of all nationalities. Adults will find the film most effective with a straight-forward and inspirational message.
Disney Movie Rating:
81.54 out of 100. Total of 365 votes.
Secret World of Arrietty, The Trailer