Back to the Secret Garden is a great family fantasy film. Made in sequel to the original film "The Secret Garden." It has some of the original characters, Lady Mary amongst other favourites...
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Back to the Secret Garden is a great family fantasy film. Made in sequel to the original film "The Secret Garden." It has some of the original characters, Lady Mary amongst other favourites. Sir Colin Craven, to whom is now married to Lady Mary and Martha Sowerby, is now the mistress of Misselthwaite Manor, to which has become an orphanage for children whose parents died in World War II. Bring the magic back to life! A little girl is selected to come and stay at the orphanage. She finds out about the garden and realises that it is not well, so she tries to save it by any means possible, breaking rules along the way. Written by
When Katherine writes to Margaret she addresses the envelope "Misselthwaite Manor, Yorkshire, M33 7WZ, M33 7WZ is the postcode for Town Square, Sale, which is not in Yorkshire, it was formerly in Cheshire but is now Greater Manchester. See more »
As a somewhat pedantic Briton, I found this film incredibly horrible. Some people may not be able to tell, but the "English" children were in fact American and having difficulty sustaining their Australian accents. This is just one example of the lack of effort that went into this confusing and patronising film which stereotyped many of its characters. Other things that annoyed me included the riddle and diary, which most certainly did not go with Mary Lennox's reserved character, the setting, which was clearly an American hotel (with no Yorkshire weather), and the patronising nature of the scenes showing their "growing friendship". I watched this with three other English children and two Americans and none of us could restrain ourselves from making snide comments about the poor acting and other elements that I have already mentioned. This film would be funny to watch again- but only because it was so bad.
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