The Borrowers (1997)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.




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  • Ocious P. Potter (John Goodman) displays his unique extermination technique on Spiller.
  • Hugh Laurie in The Borrowers (1997)
  • Arrietty (Flora Newbigin) is captured by Peter Lender (Bradley Pierce).
  • Hugh Laurie in The Borrowers (1997)
  • Hugh Laurie in The Borrowers (1997)

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25 April 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
| Inventive And Real-Looking
When this first came out, almost a decade ago, I thought it was the best job I had seen of making miniature people look real. This showed how far technology had come in films and now, of course, we see a lot more amazing special effects.

It was fun to view how these "borrowers" moved about, using ordinary household items to propel themselves around a normal-sized house. It's all pretty ingenious.

John Goodman plays a cartoon-like role, a role that is generally funny to watch. The cast has a mixture of American and English actors, with a setting of 1940s Britain. I first saw this on VHS and then later on DVD, which was improvement not only video-wise, but audio, too, as it somehow went from mono to surround sound. This might be considered a kids movie but a lot of the humor is more adult-oriented.

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