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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

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Tamás Tóth ...
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György Szathmári ...
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George Mendel ...
Priest (as György Mendel)
Michael Webber ...
Szabolcs Csák ...
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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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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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£308,099 (UK) (6 February 2009)
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Much of The Secret of Moonacre (2008) was filmed in Hungary, but some scenes were filmed in England. See more »

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Had Maria's father never died the curse would have never had a chance to be broken. See more »

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Loveday: You don't understand, do you?
Maria Merryweather: I'm starting to understand one thing. The real curse of this valley is pride.
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When the credits have finished, Digweed says: "that'll be the end, then, folks". See more »

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Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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A Charming Fantasy Film with Some Gem Acting
31 October 2015 | by (Southeast Arkansas) – See all my reviews

I was charmed by this film and amused with Ioan Gruffudd's role here. I have to say he's actually a bit hilarious when he's angry. He struts about his keen acting skills with a natural edge. One scene in particular gives me a rather visceral reaction. (It involves a raw egg.)

I've seen some negative reviews and comments calling it silly, but it is in NO WAY any sillier than any Disney film! (And the Disney film won't have been made on a bargain budget.) If you dislike fantasy, then this film isn't for you. But some of us love fantasy regardless of age!

The animals add so much to this film. While watching, you can tell the main dog used is nothing but a big fluffy, marshmallowy sweetheart! I was impressed with Dakota Blue Richards in her subtle acting abilities and her interaction with the rabbit.

I can't recommend this film highly enough. It's child friendly but not child exclusive if you've a penchant for fantasy and don't mind a long gander at Ioan Gruffudd.


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