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The Borrowers | 1998 | PG | - 0.3.1

The Borrowers are tiny humans (about 4 inches tall) who live under the floorboards of our houses and borrow stuff from us. With John Goodman.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None, really, unless you count a budding teen romance.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Many, many scenes of the Borrowers in peril and even mortal danger: A Borrower girl gets trapped in a freezer, then she and her dad almost get squished by ice from a dispenser; four Borrowers and lots of stuff are sucked up from floorboards by a vacuum; a Borrower girl and boy fall from a truck, the boy lands in dog doo and then the truck runs over him. Borrowers almost get hammered to death, stepped on, electrocuted, drowned in milk, and there's an exterminator and who tries to do away with them by spraying foam into the walls where they are hiding. While there's no gore, there's a scene where a man is covered in chemicals and we anticipate that he will be disfigured (he survives almost intact). A man is tied up.


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LANGUAGE 1 - Some mild insults and name calling.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Greed, lying, vanity, borrowing vs. stealing.

MESSAGE - Never judge people by how small they seem to be. Being part of a team is better than being alone.

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