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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle ... See full summary »

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Tamás Tóth ...
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György Szathmári ...
Lawyer (as György Szatmari)
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George Mendel ...
Priest (as György Mendel)
Michael Webber ...
Szabolcs Csák ...
Henry
Lurko ...
Wrolf the Dog
Zoltán Markovits ...
David
Marcell Tóth ...
Richard
Zoltán Barabás Kis ...
Dulac (as Zoltán Barabás Kiss)
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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must overcome her family's pride in order to unearth the secrets of the past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever. Written by Monica Penders

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Rated PG for some mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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6 February 2009 (UK)  »

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De maanprinses en het geheim van het witte paard  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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£308,099 (United Kingdom), 8 February 2009, Limited Release
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Dakota Blue Richards did most of her own stunts. She did have an adult stunt double, but the director decided she did a much better job herself. See more »

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As they are having breakfast the first morning in Moonacre, the level of the shake in Benjamin's glass change from full, to less, to full again. See more »

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Sir Benjamin Merryweather: His name is Rolf. There are those who find him alarming. He can kill in an instant. But you're a Merryweather. He very probably won't harm you.
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Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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Written by Christian Henson and Caroline Lost
Performed by SKYE
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2 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a film suited to children so perhaps I shouldn't be writing this review, although my two children didn't seem overly impressed. The problem I have with this film is that we are served up with what has become a very much repeated storyline over recent years after LOTR. Inevitably we have a piece of jewelery that holds magic powers, that has been lost and lead to feuding families, and the little star of the film must rectify matters. The sets and costumes are top notch and are what make the film really worth watching. The acting is mediocre to say the least, in particular Tim Curry as one of the feuding family heads, although I will say that Dakota Blue Richards as the child puts in a decent performance. Very few of the characters do anything that makes you really empathize with them, and I don't recall being moved in any one moment of this long film. I give it a 5 out of 10 thanks to the sets and costumes.


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