Throwback: The Borrowers (1997)

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The Borrowers is a 1997 British–American fantasy comedy film based on the children’s novel of the same name by author Mary Norton. The film follows a family of four inch tall tiny people , called Borrowers, who live among normal sized human beings. Its directed by Peter Hewitt and it starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent and Mark Williams.

Creating a world of little tiny borrowers should be a daunting task and one which takes a whole lot of imagination. Art department and the post production team must have had a hard time creating this world. Props (excuse the pun) to them cause they made it seem effortless.  From the costuming and the props to the visual effects, a great amount of creativity was put into this production. The little ones will enjoy this aspect.

There’s a great mixture of American and British actors in this film. They work well together and they all give good performances. The script is very comedic especially for the younger audience. It’s also filled with very exciting twists, enough to keep the little ones at the edge of their seats.

This is more for the younger audiences not so much for adults. Its undoubtedly a good pick for family movie night. It’s a great way to take a break from cartoons and for once enjoy a live action classic.

My rating our of 10: 7 A good movie

 

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