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Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)

Unrated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 13 October 2000 (UK)
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 ... See full summary »

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Nigel Le Vaillant ...
Thomas Long (adult)
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Doris Schuster
Serena Gordon ...
Melody Long
Alfie Lawrence ...
Harriet Long
Mel Martin ...
Alice Long
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Aunt Gwen Kitson
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Uncle Alan Kitson
Anthony Way ...
Tom Long
Nick Robinson ...
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Mrs. Willows
Arlene Cockburn ...
Susan the Maid
Tom Bowles ...
Mr. Ferguson
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Abel
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Hubert
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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 Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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It was a special time... and a special place


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13 October 2000 (UK)  »

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Il giardino di mezzanotte  »

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It features a scene or two filmed in and near to Ely Cathedral in Ely Cambridgeshire See more »

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[talking about Hatty]
James: Why do you hate her so much?
Aunt Melbourne: I hate her because it's so easy for the rest of you to love her.
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Version of Tom's Midnight Garden (1989) See more »

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After Always
Written by Debbie Wiseman & Don Black
Performed by Barbara Dickson & Miriam Stockley
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Good film
5 June 2012 | by (Chesham, UK) – See all my reviews

Being British & of an age; I'd previous seen the two BBC versions of the book (1974 & 1989). This film scores over those in it's production values and is a faithful retelling of the story (which works well on screen). However I found two things rather let it down the biggest being the age of the actor playing Tom. Tom is meant to be a young boy of 8 or 10 but here he is played by a 17 year old, and though he does it well, it really doesn't work in places; especially losing the effect of Hetty growing up and leaving him behind. The second thing, I didn't like was the music, which I found very intrusive and annoying in places. That said, it's a good film. I live near Chenies Manor & the garden look beautiful in this. I noticed the old BBC versions are on Youtube; so have a glance at them to compare. And have a good laugh at 1970's Tom's hair-style !


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