[Screen It]


(2012) (voices of Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie) (G)

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity None
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild

Animated Drama/Fantasy: A young teen, who lives under the floorboards of a house along with her similarly-sized, miniature parents, befriends a sickly, full-sized boy, thus possibly endangering her and her family.
Arrietty (voice of BRIDGIT MENDLER) is a young teenager who lives in a nice house with her parents, Pod (voice of WILL ARNETT) and Homily (voice of AMY POEHLER). The only difference between them and other families is that they stand only a few inches tall and live under the floorboards of a closet in the house.

Known as borrowers, they only come out when the full-sized humans aren't around or likely to discover them, and borrow (or, more accurately, steal) small items the homeowners will never miss. That could be anything ranging from a single sugar cube to a lone tissue, things that will last the little people months if not longer.

The ever cautious Pod is concerned that a new human has arrived. He's Shawn (voice of DAVID HENRIE), a young and sickly teen who's been sent by his parents to stay with his Aunt Jessica (voice of GRACLE POLETTI) and her housekeeper, Hara (voice of CAROL BURNETT), while awaiting surgery on his bad heart. Arrietty isn't scared, however, especially after Shawn proves he intends her no harm, but Pod and especially the ultra-nervous Homily want her to keep away from him.

For they know, just like another borrower, the feral-type Spiller (voice of MOISES ARIAS), that once humans have found them, it's only a matter of time before things quickly go downhill, thus necessitating a hasty move to another house. And with Shawn's repeated attempts at interaction with Arrietty, it's quite likely that Hara will find her and her family as well.

They might be drawn to it, but the visual style might not be as appealing to some as that found in computer-animated films aimed at kids.
Presumably for not containing material that would warrant a higher rating.
  • ARRIETTY is a young teen borrower, a small being only a few inches tall who...

    That's just the introduction of this review. The full review -- available to our members -- includes summaries of the sex, nudity, profanity, violence and more (15 categories) so you won't be surprised by what you might see or hear in this movie.

    We have two options for you:

    1) If you're ready to sign for a monthly ($5/month) membership, you can sign up now and get immediate access to this review, others released this week, and thousands of others going back several decades.

    We offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose by signing up. If you're not happy with what we offer, simply contact us and ask for a refund and we'll process that right away.

    [Add to Cart]

    2) If you want to check out our site first, we invite you to sign up for a FREE 3-day Pass into our Membership Site to our site so that you can finish reading the review as well as take a look at the thousands of other reviews on our site.

    No credit card is needed and there's no obligation to continue after the 3 days (although we hope you'll like what you see and then join us as full members).

    [Get Your FREE 3-Day Trial Membership]

    I have subscribed to ScreenIt for more than a decade. I check in every week to take advantage of their amazing services. Not only does their site provide a glimpse of exactly what content a movie offers, I've found the “Our Take” reviews and ratings for each movie to be right on the money every single time. I've referred dozens of friends to this service because my #1 resource for deciding whether or not to show a movie to my kids, or to see one myself, is ScreenIt.com!

    Josh Nisbet
    Director, State of CA Public Sector

    I signed up to get Screen It weekly reviews a long time ago, when my kids were young and I wanted to know more about movies before we went to a theater or rented. Now one child is in law school, other in undergraduate, and I still read the weekly Screen Its! It helps me know what my husband and I want to see or rent, and what to have waiting at home that we all will enjoy when my "kids" come home. I depend on Screen It reviews. They usually just present the facts and let me decide if the movie is appropriate or of interest for my family and me. Thank you for providing that service, Screen It!

    Patti Petree
    Winston Salem, NC

    I have 4 children who are now in college. I signed up for Screen It when my children were pre-teenagers. Often my children would ask to see a movie with a friend and I wished I could preview the movie prior to giving permission. A friend told me about ScreenIt.com and I found it to be the next best thing to previewing a movie. The amount of violence, sexual content, or language were always concerns for me and my husband as we raised innocent kids with morals. We constantly fought the peer pressure our kids received to see films that in our opinion were questionable. With the evidence we received at Screen It, our kids couldn't even fight us when we felt a film may have been inappropriate for them to watch. Thank you, Screen It. Continue to make this helpful service available to everyone, but especially the young parents.

    Christine Doherty
    Machesney Park, IL

    Screenit.com is an amazing resource for parents, educators, church groups or anyone who wants to make an informed decision whether a movie is suitable for their viewing. The reviews and content descriptions are so detailed I am mystified how the reviewers can put them together.

    Scott Heathe
    Vancouver, BC

    I love screen It! I don't know what I would do without it. It is well worth the membership. Before we take our son to the movies we check it out on screen it first. Thank you SO much for making it. Keep up the good work & keep 'em coming!!!

    Patrina Streety
    Moreno Valley California

    [Get Your FREE 3-Day Trial Membership]

    Other new and recent reviews include:

    [Around the World in 80 Days] [Family Camp] [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness]

    Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and Disclaimer
    By entering this site you acknowledge to having read and agreed to the above conditions.

    All Rights Reserved,
    ©1996-2022 Screen It, Inc.