Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Secret World of Arriety

Sunday, May 13, 2012

DVD Review - The Secret World of Arriety

About the DVD 
Discover The Secret World Of Arrietty where your imagination comes to life! The studio that brought you Ponyo and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away (2002, best animated feature) once again delivers a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage.In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.Featuring the voices of the Disney Channel's Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie, and comedic all-stars Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, and Carol Burnett, and based on the award-winning novel The Borrowers.

My Take on the DVD
I was a huge fan of the borrower books when I was young, so I was excited to see this movie and see how true the movie was to the books. Overall, the movie did a good job at putting forth the main tenets of the way in which the borrowers live. I was excited to share this story with my own girls as well. In watching this, I have to say that first the movie has a great plot that brings together a great story of friendship and as well as growing up and learning the real truths that may have alluded the characters in the past. While the ending may not be what I would have expected (but should have), it was still a very good movie and the girls loved it. At first they were a bit confused by the Japanese license plates, but once we explained where this was made they got past this very quickly. Overall, this was an amazing movie that I would highly recommend to all!

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