Borrowers

Theatrical Release: January 6, 1998
DVD Release: January 6, 1998
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Synopsis

Borrowers discreetly co-exist alongside humans. They reside under the floorboards of our homes and offices, taking great pains to go undetected as they ingeniously procure and live off of “borrowed” items. Though dauntless, The Borrowers must be careful, lest they be “squished” by their human hosts. Their world exists surprisingly nearby. Under the floorboards and between our walls lies the fascinating, diminutive world of The Borrowers. It is a secret place where missing socks are used as beds, pens become bridges, postage stamps decorate walls, and walnut shells are helmets. One young boy, Pete, has his suspicions and manages to discover and make friends with an entire family of Borrowers living in his house — a teenage girl Borrower named Arietty, her young brother, Peagreen, and their parents, Pod and Homily. Their friendship, not to mention The Borrowers’ very existence, is soon threatened when the wicked banker Ocious P. Potter, played with devilish glee by the wonderful John Goodman, illegally evicts Pete’s family and plans to demolish their home. Pandemonium ensues when these tiny heroes discover Potter’s plan. It is a race against time as they set out to save their home and bring the evil lawyer to justice.

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Company: Polygram/Universal
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: John Goodman
Reviewer: Carol Verbrugge