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Festivale online magazine, May-June, 1998
The Borrowers movie review
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Little people live all around us, apparently responsible for all those niggling minor disappearances of needles, and short-lived batteries. Somehow they are borrowers, not thieves, although I'm at a loss to see the difference if they don't return things. But when they are cute, who cares?

Apparently set in the 1950s with one or two errors in props, this is your typical children's fare -- cute creatures, brave and noble children and wicked villains (John Goodman). It's very slapstick humour, the baddie loses, and the goodies win. Adults at children's prices.

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Title: The Borrowers (1997)
Written by: Based on the novel by Mary Norton, screenplay by Gavin Scottand John Kamps
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin (co-producer), Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward (co-producer), Mary Richards (line), Rachel Talalay, Walt deFaria (executive)
Edited by: David Freeman
Director of Photography: Trevor Brooker, John Fenner

The Players: John Goodman, Bradley Pierce, Flora Newbigin,
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