The kiddos and I went to see The Secret World of Arrietty. We really had no idea what it was about but we enjoy the movie experience. Turns out we all really liked it. It’s sort of anime meets The Borrowers and it works! I’m not typically a fan of anime, however, the story line was so well done that I forgot it was anime.
Carol Burnett is the voice of one of the characters and did a great job. It was like watching The Carol Burnett Show from my childhood. Good memories! I loved her character and found myself laughing out-loud at the humor and looking forward to her return in the story.
The animation was incredible. I loved the dollhouse and the gardens were beautiful. The details in the art were precise and really gave texture and reality to the movie.
Bridgit Mendler also voices one of the characters, making it a great discovery for my children who are big fans of the show Good Luck Charlie!
One of the things in the movie that caught me off guard is that we are introduced to the mother. She seems old…her face is lined with wrinkles, she shuffles and she has an eccentric personality. Then the dad walks in and he’s drawn more like Harrison Ford as a young Han Solo.
We really enjoyed this movie and are looking forward to it coming out on DVD.*I received complimentary tickets to attend a screening of this movie. The opinions, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.