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The Borrowers (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 26 December 2011
The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writers:

Mary Norton (novel), Ben Vanstone (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Eccleston ... Pod Clock
Sharon Horgan ... Homily Clock
Aisling Loftus ... Arrietty Clock
Robert Sheehan ... Spiller
Victoria Wood ... Granny Driver
Stephen Fry ... Professor Mildeye
Shaun Dooley ... Robert Millman
Charlie Hiscock ... James Millman
Anne Hirsch Anne Hirsch ... Jenny
Warona Seane Warona Seane ... Karen Richards
Jane Hill Jane Hill ... BBC News Presenter
Jonathan Blake Jonathan Blake ... BBC Reporter
Catherine Burns Catherine Burns ... Radio Voiceover (voice)
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Storyline

Pod and Homily Clock and their sixteen year old daughter Arietty are 'Borrowers', four inch high people who live under the floor boards in Granny Driver's house and borrow what they need without her knowledge. She is determined to catch them. When Arietty defies her father and strays into the house alone young James hides her and they become friends but Granny contacts Professor Mildeye, who is obsessed with the existence of 'Homo Sapiens Redactus', whom he wants to exhibit to the world and he captures Pod and Homily. Fortunately Arietty and resourceful fellow Borrower Spiller join forces with James to effect a rescue before the professor can dissect his tiny captives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

official site

Country:

UK | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

3rd version of the Borrowers to feature an actor from "Doctor Who". Other actors from Doctor Who include Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones from seasons 1-4), Mark Williams (Season 7), and Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor in season 1), amongst others See more »

Goofs

After Spiller rescues Pod, the rope that was dangling from the air vent disappears. See more »

Connections

Version of The Borrowers (1997) See more »

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Brand New Shoes
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Absolutely brilliant!!!!
26 December 2011 | by lizwilder_1234See all my reviews

I haven't read the books, but this was certainly a pleasure to watch. The story was great for kids, and even adults and teenagers will have a laugh at the more sly yet subtle jokes that manage to make it even great than it is. There could have been a bit more content, and it did feel slightly rushed, but i think that this TV film really was something that I'd recommend to watch with family. Robert Sheehan, Christopher Eccelston and Stephen Fry all brought laughter to 'The Borrowers' and the cast couldn't have been any better. It was certainly great to see Robert's 'Misfits' type of character be involved in this, only less crude. The special effects are incredibly clever and well placed, the story is easy to understand and is quite simple and it's just a great watch! A must see TV film!


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