An orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle's estate.An orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle's estate.An orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle's estate.
The main character Mary Lennox "Dixie Egerickx" is a spoiled 10-year-old girl of rich parents who grew up in India. After her parents die from cholera, Mary is sent to live in Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire with her uncle Archibald Craven "Colin Firth" and the housekeeper Mrs. Medlock "Julie Walters". Mary discovers that the house holds many secrets. There she finds a key that leads her to a garden held locked for years by her uncle after the death of his wife. Soon she finds a room in the manor where her sick cousin Colin "Edan Hayhurst" has spend his entire life in his bed, completely unable to walk. But with the help of her new friend Dickon "Amir Wilson" the children manage to bring the garden back to life. In the garden Colin learns to walk and he becomes a healthy and happy young boy. When Lord Craven one day sees the children playing in the garden, he is amazed by the sight of his son walking. He feels joy for the first time since years. —Annie_2330
Not a film of the book!
This is an enjoyable film but if you are expecting a film of the book you won't get it. It begins accurately enough but segues into pure fantasy. The secret garden, which should be a walled garden of ordinary size becomes a massive acreage. The whole point is that the garden is neglected and Mary's story is about rescuing the garden, tending it with Dickon, learning to sow and grow plants and through the garden saving Colin and herself. That was all lost here with the garden some sort of Eden that would be most unlikely in Yorkshire and totally unrealistic. Why make a film of a book and then completely ignore the book? Disappointing.
- Feb 17, 2021
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