The Secret Garden: Movie review!

21 December 2009


Title: The Secret Garden
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Actors include:
Mary Lennox- Kate Maberly, Colin (Heydon Prowse), Dickon (Andrew Knott)
Book by Frances Hodgson Burnett

"If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden"
Summary: It's a special garden where friendship blossoms, ilnesses fade away and sorrows flee. There troubled orphan Mary, her spolied, sickly cousin Colin, and a kindly boy Dickon, discover that a world earing can make a world of difference.
Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story blooms anew in this enchanting new version lovingly adapted tby Caroline Thompson (Black Beauty) and directed by Agnieska Holland (Europa Europa). Maggie Smith and John Lynch also star.

My thoughts:
As old as this movie is, it's a quote, "Timeless tale of a special place where magic, hope and love grow" I love Colin's relationship with Mary, cousin and cousin connection. Mary brings hope to the dull, dreary life of Collin at the castle! The ending was absolutly touching, and when Colin first saw the garden, the light in his eyes just made me laugh. Andrew and Heydon were great characters, but at times, Kate got stiff and in-expressive. John Lynch (below), the man who played Master Craven, Colin's father, was the best! Next to Colin of course. He actually looked devastated and sad, and can ACT! Go Heydon and John!

3 thoughts:

  1. In the movie the secret garden right at the start the girl has these little elephants and i have wanted them since i was a little girl... i was wondering where or if you can buy that kind of thing?

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  3. The Secret Garden was one of my favorite books as a kid; I'm glad you loved the movie so much! :)Maggie Smith was the best...

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