Review: “The Secret World Of Arrietty” (Film)


  • Title: “The Secret World of Arrietty” (Kari-gurashi no Arrietty)
  • Series: “The Borrowers
  • Creator: Mary Norton
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
  • Format: Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo
  • Description:
      • “The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.” – IMDb
  • Publisher: Buena Vista
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Purchase:
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review:
      • With its vivid colors, fine attention to detail, and ethereal soundtrack, “The Secret World of Arrietty” is a delightfully sumptuous family friendly feast for both the eyes and the ears.  Based loosely on the classic children’s novel “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton, Studio Ghibli has taken this already unique coming-of-age tale and transformed into something that’s both delightful and wondrous.  While there’s no denying that it’s definitely geared more towards older audiences due to the grim themes of loss and mortality that thread themselves throughout the film, “The Secret World of Arrietty’s” ability to continuously turn the mundane into the amazing more than make up for any shortcomings it may have in the storytelling department.
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