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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play in; but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night when an old grandfather clock strikes thirteen. His nightly excursions to this beautiful garden become even more interesting when he realises that the people he meets cannot see him - except one young girl named Hattie. Written by
I first 'met' this story watching the program Merry Go Round in school
it included a black and white serialised version which so enchanted
me I immediately sought out the book to read.
I then watched the TV series in the 70s and loved that also.
I had high hopes of the new film - hopes which were dashed. It was so slow. The set up before Tom met Hattie seemed to last forever and Tom was so OLD. He was a little boy in the books - but in this film he is a lumbering teenager.
I agree with other reviewers that the lad playing Tom does not come across as believable.
I managed to stay awake for the first third of the film and then nodded off. When I woke up five minutes later I switched the film off. My husband looked at me and said, "Thank you - I couldn't have stood much more of that." The music is obtrusive and naff. The best actor in the film is the garden.
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