The Secret Garden


Review: A young orphaned girl is sent to live with her uncle and discovers a hidden magical garden.
Director: Marc Munden
Actors: Richard Hansell, Dixie Egerickx, David Verrey, Tommy Gene Surridge, Julie Walters, Maeve Dermody, Colin Firth, Isis Davis, Amir Wilson, Edan Hayhurst, Rupert Young, Jemma Powell and Sonia Goswami
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama, Family and Fantasy
Conclusion: 2/5
Based on the much loved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I was really looking forward to this but I could not get into it. I found it really slow moving. I have seen several adaptations on the tv that I have found really emotional but I have to say that with this it didn’t move me at all. I found it really disappointing. Julie Walters was just playing her usual role while Colin Firth basically has a walk on part. He didn’t exactly break sweat. The only one that put some effort in and gave a fantastic performance was the young girl played by Dixie Egerickx. I also think that the main problem was that the garden itself had no magic to it like it should have. I have no idea why but the film has been released two years after being filmed. Why it then took so long to be released I don’t know. I think it would have been better as a little mini tv series for the BBC on a Saturday night than a full feature length film. 


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