The Borrowers A Simple Wish

26/03/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 26/03/2007
  |  170 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of children's features. In 'The Borrowers' (1997), the Clock family are 'borrowers' - four inch-high people who live under the floorboards of a big house, borrowing whatever they need from the 'human beans' who own it. However, when evil property developer Ocious P. Potter (John Goodman) decides to get rid of the house, tiny Pod (Jim Broadbent) and Homily Clock (Celia Imrie) must use all their resourcefulness to thwart him. In 'A Simple Wish' (1997), seven-year-old Anabel (Mara Wilson) wishes for a fairy godmother after the death of her mother, but doesn't expect anything like Murray (Martin Short), the world's first male angelic guardian. Instead of guaranteeing Anabel's dad a part in a new Broadway musical, Murray manages to turn him into a statue. The problems really begin with the arrival of Claudia (Kathleen Turner), a former fairy who has turned to the dark side and stolen all the other godmothers' wands. All she needs now to become all-powerful is Murray's wand.