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Still shot from the movie: The Secret World of Arrietty.

The Secret World of Arrietty

A tiny family dwells beneath the floorboards of a suburban home, unbeknownst to the big people who also live there. That is until Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) is accidentally seen. Although twelve-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie) is delighted to become a secret friend, his knowledge of her existence threatens the safety of all the little people. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 17 Feb 2012
Video Release: 22 May 2012
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is The Secret World of Arrietty Rated G?


Violence: A bird attacks and pecks a cat that is stalking something in the garden. A large bug threatens one of the Borrowers. A tiny character is chased by a cat and later by a bird that thrashes wildly after it becomes stuck in a window screen. A woman hits the bird with a shoe. A boy shows off a freshly detached cricket leg he intends to eat for dinner. A home is damaged and later destroyed. A tiny character is captured and put in a glass jar. A woman calls in exterminators to take care of the “pests.”

Sexual Content: Appropriate affectionate gestures are depicted between friends of opposite genders.

Language: A mother makes a plea to a higher power using a term of Christian Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is served at dinner for the Big People. A woman is accused of getting into the sherry.

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