The latest DVD to grace my player was The Secret World of Arrietty. Chances are, you’re way more hip than me and have already seen this delightful animated film in theaters. I am not so cool. 🙂
In between all the crazy rain we’ve been having and the move to our new house, I found time to watch The Secret of Arrietty. Remember “The Borrowers”? That’s what this film is based on. And it’s really really cute.
See what I mean:
Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger. The English language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom.
Now, my son really wasn’t into this film, he’s more of an action packed Cars kind of kid, but the it was still really enjoyable and a great addition to our collection. Maybe he’ll like it more when we watch it again (because we will watch it again!!)
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this film for review purposes. No other compensation was received and the opinions here are my own.