The Borrowers
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Peter Hewitt (Tom and Huck) directed this $30-million family film, an adaptation of Mary Norton's classic children's novels about a miniature family of wee folk, four inches high, living beneath the floorboards of an English cottage. The Borrowers family, so labeled because they "borrow" from the house's kitchen, consist of Pod Clock (Jim Broadbent), mother Homily (Celia Imre), and children Arrietty (13-year-old Flora Newbigin) and Peagreen (Tom Felton). Their adventure begins when they're almost caught in the kitchen by the Lenders, the tenants of the house, so they… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"Charming screen adaptation of cute book."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"a touch of Dickens, a spritz of Rube Goldberg, and a dash of Monty Python"
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"A cut above most family entertainment."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Shows that courtesy not only keeps civilization humming but benefits all who practice it."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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