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'The Secret Garden': Film Review

'The Secret Garden': Film Review

The producers of this new version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's enduring 1911 children's literature classic, The Secret Garden, couldn't possibly have guessed their film would open five months into pandemic lockdown, when many children have been climbing the walls in isolation. That timing gives the beloved fable of imagination, liberation and rebirth renewed enchantment. Screenwriter Jack Thorne shakes up the framework, expanding the backstory and creating a more dramatic climax, and the film is decidedly CG-heavy for a plot about the healing gift of nature. But the target audience of youngsters seems unlikely to mind those liberties.

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