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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, beautiful, a masterpiece, not just for girls!
I went to see Arrietty at the cinema with my 3 boys, aged 11, 8 and 6. This would not be a usual choice for them, as they're more into Star Wars and Harry Potter, and they were slightly reluctant. From the first frame, however, they - and I - were completely captivated. The animation is exquisitely drawn, the colours vibrant, the soundtrack and the music atmospheric, and...
Published on 29 Sep 2011 by FA

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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice But Thin
Arriety is the Ghibli interpretation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers Afield. It is a very nice film with reasonable animation but it fails to hold the attention spans of young or old and does not really have the characterisation that the original classic produced nor the other interpretations including the early 90s interpretation featuring Ian Holm. Arriety is probably...
Published on 14 April 2012 by MLA


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 5 April 2013
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This is a great film, I would definitely recommend it to anyone, the same as all other SG's! Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 26 Mar 2013
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I purchased this movie for a sleepover with 7 year old girls. they liked the movie but seem to lose interrest somewhere in the middle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful., 12 Mar 2013
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A stunning visual treat, the background paintings are, as usual, fantastic. Buy this now, watch it, relish it, show it to your friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arrietty, 9 Mar 2013
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the plot was similar to the original borrowers but with the animae twist, can be watched by anyone . Really good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars As good as it could have been, 8 Mar 2013
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By which, I mean that by moving it to Japan, and making it in the traditional and wonderful Ghibli manner, this is exactly what you would expect. It is not the delightful books, it is not the delicious BBC TV series, not the more recent TV adaptation and thankfully, it is not the execrable Hollywood film version (which was a criminal act).

What it is is delightfully animated, delicious to watch, but not as involving as either the book(s) or some other Ghibli animations.

So, four stars, but a very solid four stars; I still really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful re-telling as only the Japanese can., 3 Mar 2013
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The borrowers theme has been done by Disney with Bernard and Bianca as two mice. A lovely love story as told by Disney. This Studio Ghibli version is so wonderfully crafted and drawn that I was taken in from the first few moments when the main character is picked up by his grand mother and driven back to her quiet and peaceful house and gardens. Her the the two worlds come together. Beautifully depicted scene follows beautifully depicted scene. Slow and gently told the story unfolds. It's climax is both sweet and painful. An elicit liaison which should never have occurred is drawn to a poignant conclusion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift, 20 Jan 2013
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Fabulous film, bought as a gift for someone who is already a fan but we were captivated by it. Wonderful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars dvd, 10 Jan 2013
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excellent dvd my grandaughter has watched it over and over,would recommend to any parent,very good quality will entertain all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Film, 10 Jan 2013
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item arrived on time in perfect condition loved the film and i am a more mature lady and also 20 year old daughter enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Beautiful And Sweet Studio Ghibli Creation, 1 Jan 2013
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This Studio Ghibli creation was a very beautiful and sweet masterpiece as it focus around a little girl known as Arrietty as she tries to learn the ways of the borrowers but along the way she gets seen by a human named Sho. Sho wants to get to know this little girl but Arrietty knows she shoudln't be seen by humans but when her family is in danger of being discovered by more humans that mean to do them harm Arreity and Sho team up to save her family from these humans and along the way a friendship is born between Sho and Arrietty.

This film brought a tear to my eye as it is so sweet and beautiful and you can see the emotions and even feel them as you are watching.

I would recommend this film to anyone who is a hardcore anime fan or even beginning anime fan as it is a beautiful and sweet film and you will be captivated by its story,beautiful voice acting and scenery.
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