The Secret World Of Arrietty The Secret World of Arrietty , about a teeny-size 14-year-old girl who lives with her family beneath the ­floorboards of a big house and the… The Secret World Of Arrietty The Secret World of Arrietty , about a teeny-size 14-year-old girl who lives with her family beneath the ­floorboards of a big house and the… 2012-02-17 G PT94M Animation Will Arnett Carol Burnett Amy Poehler Walt Disney Pictures
Movie Review

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

MPAA Rating: G
SMALL WONDER Bridgit Mender voices the title character in The Secret World of Arrietty
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SMALL WONDER Bridgit Mender voices the title character in The Secret World of Arrietty
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2012; Rated: G; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Will Arnett, Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

The Secret World of Arrietty, about a teeny-size 14-year-old girl who lives with her family beneath the ­floorboards of a big house and the human-size boy who befriends her, is adapted from British author Mary Norton's wonderful ­children's fantasy novels, The Borrowers. The lyrical animation, with its meditative attention to nature, bears the unique stamp of Japan's Studio Ghibli, cofounded by the great ­Spirited Away animator Hayao Miyazaki. The result is a dreamy, soft-edged hybrid, equally interested in observing ­raindrops and the worries of a race of ­minuscule beings. B+
Originally posted Feb 15, 2012 Published in issue #1195 Feb 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
American Sniper
Warner Bros.
$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
2.
The Boy Next Door
Universal
$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
3.
Paddington
Weinstein Co.
$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
4.
The Wedding Ringer
Screen Gems
$11.6 2 $39.7 D
5.
Taken 3
Fox
$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
Touchstone
$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
Paramount
$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
Lionsgate
$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
Into the Woods
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
* in millions

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