14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.
Guess I was in the wrong mood when watching this.. Loved all other Ghibli films, but thought this was just boring and unimaginative (in comparison with other Ghibli). Will have to see it again another time, perhaps I'll change my opinion.
Fantastic movie. In comparison with the American version: The Borrowers (1997) i like this version a lot more.
Visually speaking this movie is stunning, but i did not expect anything else from Ghibli.
Like always Studio Ghibli delivered a fantastic movie that both visually and story-wise is in perfect condition. It's not quite the same as the highly prized Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke, but still overall i would highly recommend to watch this movie.
After 15 years primarily as an animator for Studio Ghibli, Hiromasa Yonebayashi's directoral debut is a wonderful telling of Mary Nortons classic tale.
Gorgeous art direction leaves no mistake that this is Ghibli.
The films sound design is incredibly detailed. The scene where Arrietty sees the kitchen for the first time and she pieces together all the sounds she has heard through the walls and the objects that make them is wonderful.
Cécile Corbel music score is beautifully touching.
Smaller in scope than many Studio Ghibli films it feels very much at home along side works like Ponyo and The Cat Returns.