Pod and Homily Clock and their sixteen year old daughter Arietty are 'Borrowers', four inch high people who live under the floor boards in Granny Driver's house and borrow what they need without her knowledge. She is determined to catch them. When Arietty defies her father and strays into the house alone young James hides her and they become friends but Granny contacts Professor Mildeye, who is obsessed with the existence of 'Homo Sapiens Redactus', whom he wants to exhibit to the world and he captures Pod and Homily. Fortunately Arietty and resourceful fellow Borrower Spiller join forces with James to effect a rescue before the professor can dissect his tiny captives.
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Did You Know?
In comparison to previous versions of "The Borrowers" films, this version is considerably more dramatic. While they retained the focus on Borrowers being "little people", the storylines of the various characters are more rooted in problems faced by families today...regardless of size. See more
After Spiller rescues Pod, the rope that was dangling from the air vent disappears. See more
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Lyrics by Hugo Martin
Music attributed to Ralph Blane
Performed by Hafdís Huld See more