The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

DVD - 2020
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Mary Lennox is a prickly and unloved ten-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Elevation Pictures,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ♭2020
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 99 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
2.40:1 widescreen, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD, dual layer, region 1, rda

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thebritlass
Dec 13, 2020

Hard to decide who this movie is aimed at - the cinematography is amazing but more something adults would appreciate. The plot points emphasized also are more likely to speak to adults but overall it is a children's movie - if they would enjoy it or not is the question

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vickmeister
Dec 05, 2020

Disappointing remake of the classic story. I love Colin Firth and Julie Walters, but they were merely bit players in this Disneyfied overwrought adaptation. The children were good actors but I lost interest early on.

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midori_hon
Oct 11, 2020

this most recent adaptation of a classic book features colin firth and julie waters. there is some artistic license: expected characters omitted, unexpected diversity in the post-war yorkshires, and some added to puzzling effect. the garden is now football pitch sized rather than the expected intimate space.
this matters only if you've read the book, the children don't do anything to the garden, which is supposed to be the whole point.
not sure who the intended target audience is, do children still like this sort of story? as a grownup i enjoyed the costuming and set decoration.

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mengmu2002
Nov 20, 2020

mengmu2002 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12

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