The Secret World of Arrietty

Alt titles: Karigurashi no Arrietty

Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
4.349 out of 5 from 6,840 votes
Rank #216

For nearly fourteen years, Arrietty has lived with her parents under the floorboards of a house. As 'tiny people', the family must remain hidden from humans, 'borrowing' items from them such as postage stamps or herbs to cook with. Arrietty is old enough to borrow for the first time, and alongside her father, the two explore the house in search of tissue and sugar. But when the pair is spotted by Sho, a boy who is visiting his great aunt, Arrietty's parents fear for their safety. However, unlike her family, Arrietty is convinced that not all humans are dangerous, and together she and Sho form an unlikely friendship.

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CaseyJewels's avatar by CaseyJewels on May 12, 2012
Score: 9/10

The trailer almost made this movie seem as if it was a journey to find Arrietty's mother when it's really not, so I had some false expectations going into it, but once I got over that, I fell in love with this movie. The story is rather simple, but that's not always a bad thing, and it allowed for more focus to be placed on the characters and the world around them. I fell in love with the two main characters... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jul 15, 2012
Score: 6/10

The Borrower Arrietty is yet another mediocre Ghibli film, which was adored by thousands of people only because they were completely disappointed with their previous works, Tales From Earthsea and Ponyo in the Cliff. It is indeed not a complete travesty like those two, only because the supposed-retired super awesome director Hayao Miyazaki ran back to supervise most of whatever they were doing. Thank... read more

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