Stuart Little

Synopsis: In New York City, you would come across a small house, home to a family known as the Littles. You would happen to think of them as the nicest family you'd ever meet. One day, Fredrick and Eleanor, both parents and Littles, ho to and orphanage to find a brother for their son, George. While at it, they meet Stuart, a small, but charming mouse, who apparently, is human-civilized. They adopt him, and everyone, even George, loves him. But there is one problem with Stuart's life, Snowbell, the Little family cat, who wants him. But when trouble starts up almost immediately, Stuart must make it back to his home-before snowbell's friends find out about him
Director(s): Rob Minkoff
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
66%
PG
Year:
1999
84 min
Website
7,391 Views


It's today! It's today!

It's today! It's today!

It's today! It's today! It's today!

It's always today, George.

- I mean, this is the day.

- That's right.

- Can't I come?

- You have to go to school, George.

- Will he be here when I get home?

- I think so.

I'll play ball with him. I'll wrestle with him.

I'll teach him how to spit.

- It's gonna be so much fun.

- For all of us.

- How will you know if you pick the right one?

- I don't know. We'll...

- You'll just know.

- Bye, sweetie.

Remember, I want a little brother,|not a big brother.

We've been through your paperwork,|and it seems to be in order.

Adoption isn't for everyone...

...but you seem like people|with plenty of love to share.

- So how are you feeling?

- Goodness, we're...

- Tingling...

- ...with anticipation.

Recess.

Time for you to meet them.

Feel free to walk around.|They're used to having strangers.

Thank you.

Lovely people.

Nice move, Red.

Oh, Frederick, look at them.

- How could we possibly...?

- Choose? I know.

- They all seem so...

- Wonderful.

You know what's wonderful? What's wonderful is...

...how you both know what|the other one is gonna say...

...before you even say it.

Not that It's any of my business.

Yes, that happens when you've

been together as long as we have.

From being a family.

Family. Wow. Well...

...for a family, you've certainly|come to the right place.

I think we can find just|what you're looking for.

If you want a girl,|Susan can read French.

And Edith over there can tap dance

while blowing bubbles.

Or maybe you wanted a boy.

- Actually, I think we were|leaning towards a boy.

- Well, in that case...

Benny can do handstands.

Andy can run 100 yards faster than

you can say, ''Ready, set, go.''

You certainly know a lot about

everyone, don't you?

That's what happens when you've been

here as long as I have.

Let's face it. Not everyone wants to

adopt someone like me.

You shouldn't worry about choosing.

It happens the same way every time.

First, you won't know what to do.

You'll be a bit scared.

Then you'll meet one of them.

You'll talk to him. Somehow...

...you just know.

Are you quite certain you're prepared

to handle his uniqueness?

Oh, my, yes. His uniqueness is a

perfect fit for the Little family.

Mr. and Mrs. Little, we try to

discourage couples...

...from adopting children|outside their own...

...species.

It rarely works out.

Well, it will in this case.

- Bye, Stuart!

- Bye! We'll miss you!

So what do I call you?

- Mom.

- And Dad.

We haven't told you the best news

of all. You have a brother.

Named George.

- A brother! What do I call him?

- George.

Well, Stuart, here we are, the family home.

- They say every Little can find this house.

- Even if they've never been here before.

It's just something inside them.

Something inside.

- So would you like a tour?

- I don't have any money.

That's Uncle Crenshaw, Cousin Edgar,

Grandpa Spencer.

That's Aunt Beatrice...and that's George, your brother.

Look, he's already happy to see me.

That's just about everybody,

except for...

- Snowbell! Drop him right now!

- You spit Stuart out this instant, Snowbell.

Spit him right now!

- Stuart, are you all right?

- Wait!

I'm fine.

- You must never harm Stuart.

You understand?

- Never, or out you'll go, Mr. Snow.

Stuart is family now. We do not eat family members.

Mom, Dad, I'm home! Is he here?

Is my brother here?

- He certainly is.

- Where is he?

He's here. Stuart, this is George.

George, this is Stuart, your new brother.

- No. Really?

- Really, George. This is your new brother.

You look somewhat like a mouse.

- Yeah, well, I am somewhat like a mouse.

- I see. I have to go.

Is it just me, or did he seem a little disappointed?

- Well, he's always a little tired after school.

- Perks up around dinnertime.

- Meat loaf is delicious, dear.

- Cajun.

Shall we get to know each other a little?

George? Don't you have anything you wanna ask Stuart?

Sure, George. Go ahead. I'm an open book.

Ask me anything, the first thing|that pops into your head.

Could you pass the gravy?

- Your new bedroom.

- We hope you like it.

Sure is roomy.

- Good night, Mom.

- Good night, Dad.

- Good night, son.

- Good night, sweetie.

Nice kitty. Nice kitty. Pretty kitty.

- Are you cozy?

- Yes, thanks. I'm quite comfortable.

All I've got to sleep on is a rag

at the corner, you little rat!

- You seem tense.

- Tense? I'm way past tense.

Well, maybe I can help. What do

you like? Can I scratch your ears?

- I could rub your tummy.

- How'd you like to rub it from the

inside, mouse-boy?

Sorry, I'm confused. I thought that's what you do with a pet.

A pet? I am not your pet!

I'm a cat. You're a mouse. You should live in a hole.

- This is my family.

- Can't we share it?

Read my furry pink lips: No.

I can't believe this. I'm arguing with lunch.

And stay away from the windows. The other cats

find out about this, I'm ruined.

I gotta relax. Where's my tinkle ball?

- George? Time to get up.

- Okay, Mom.

- Stuart, you too.

- Okay, Mom.

- George, I'm trying to get the laundry started.

- Ok!

- In the laundry chute, please!

- Ok!

Thank you.

Oh, dear.

Mom! Hello! Mom!

It's Stuart! I'm in|the washing machine. Mom!

Hello, Mom!

Where are you going?

- That's odd.

- What is?

- I thought someone was at the door.

- You look beautiful, dear.

Honey, should we talk to George before you go?

- About what?

- About Stuart.

He hasn't exactly embraced the situation.

Snowbell! Thank goodness you're here. I'm

locked in the washer!

- Can you help me? Can you turn this thing off?

- Why would I turn it off?

- It's my favorite show.

- That's funny. That's funny, Snowbell.

- Snowbell, you can't leave me!

- Talk to the butt.

- Where are you going?

- I've gotta stare at traffic, yawn, lick myself.

And believe me, that could take hours if you

do it right. Ciao!

- Are you sure that Stuart is|happy here?

- He's having the time of his life.

Help! Somebody, please help me!

Hi, Stuart.

Stuart, where are you?

Stuart, are you all right?

I'm okay, Mom. I'm...

Is he gonna be all right?

Well, a lad that size swallowing all that detergent...

Amazingly, I think he's gonna be fine.

Also, he's very clean.

- Glad you're feeling better, Stuart.

- Me too.

- We'll pick out a whole new wardrobe.

- Here you go.

- Come on, George. This'll be fun.

- I don't wanna go shopping with Stuart.

- You should...

- Talk to him. You're right.

So, George, I wanted to talk to you about Stuart.

I just want you to know|that if you and he were to spend...

...some real time together, you know, brother time...

Look at that one.

Come on, George. You have a boat, a beautiful one.

- It's not finished.

- You better get moving. The race is soon.

- So?

- Don't you wanna race your boat, George?

- I'm not so good at the racing part.

- So what?

It doesn't matter about winning. You try

like heck, and you have fun.

It's fun to finish last?

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