Classic ‘The Borrowers’ Slotted for TV

TheBorrowers.jpgMary Norton’s novel The Borrowers has made it from book to screen several times since its first publishing in 1952. Nine-year-old KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Anthony Aranda reviewed the recently released version, The Secret of Arrietty, and now shares his views on the earlier (1997) The Borrowers, a classic featuring the voices of John Goodman, Jim Broadbent and Mark Williams that is screening on HDNet Movies‘ family programming block kidScene on March 2, 3 and 8.

The Borrowers
Reviewed by Anthony Aranda

(See his full review on video.)

The Borrowers is awesome because it’s really funny and cool to see the little people living in the house with the big people.

This movie is all about a kid named Pete Lender who is determined to find out why all the stuff in his family’s house keeps disappearing. He eventually finds Arrietty, who is a Borrower, and she explains what Borrowers do. The Lenders have to move out of their house because a mean man named Ocious Potter wants to build an apartment building in its place. The Borrowers try to go with the Lenders but the kids fall out of the truck and have to travel through the city to find the new house that is by the old church.

Some of the main characters in the movie are Pete Lender, Arrietty Clock, Ocious P. Potter and Exterminator Jeff. My favorite character is Pete Lender because he really cares about the Borrowers and is really funny. Exterminator Jeff is on Ocious P. Potter’s team at first but then wants to help Pete and the Borrowers.

My favorite part in the movie is when Peagreen Clock falls out of the truck and lands in dog poop. I like that part because it is really funny and I think that a lot of people would think that is funny, too. Another part I really like is when Ocious P. Potter gets squirted with cheese. The Borrowers push the lever to squirt the cheese because he is after them. It works and the Borrowers get away!AnthonyAranda_190x250.jpg

I would recommend this movie for all ages 3 and up because there are a couple of scary parts but not too many and it is a really good movie. The Borrowers is one of the many classics brought to your home by HDnet Movies kidScene, a morning and Friday night programming block specifically for kids and families.

Photos: The Borrowers poster (top), Anthony Aranda (bottom)

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