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Back to the Secret Garden (2000)





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Although Frances Hodgson Burnett did not feel the need to write a sequel to her classic fantasy novel The Secret Garden, this did not prevent producer Norman Rosemont from commissioning just such a sequel. Set in 1946, Back to the Secret Garden finds Mary Lennox, the youthful heroine of the original novel, all grown up and far removed from her beloved enchanted garden in Yorkshire's Mistlewaith Manor. Now living in New York, Mary comes in contact with Lizzie (Camilla Belle), a feisty Brooklyn-born orphan. It is Lizzie who tries to save the day by heading off to England and endeavoring to save Mary's secret garden, which has been literally dying in its caregiver's absence. Joan Plowright, George Baker, Cherie Lunghi, and Leigh Lawson co-star in this German-British co-production, which was originally intended for theatrical release. The American premiere of Back to the Secret Garden appeared on the Showtime Cable Network on September 2, 2001 -- nearly two years after the film's completion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Camilla Belle
as Lizzie Buscana
Joan Plowright
as Martha Sowerby
Cherie Lunghi
as Lady Mary
Leigh Lawson
as Sir Colin Claven
Florence Hoath
as Geraldine
David Warner
as Dr. Snodgrass
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Critic Reviews for Back to the Secret Garden

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Fantasy feels forced in Showtime's Back to the Secret Garden.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Charming magical realism sequel set in 1940s England.

July 25, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A considerable waste of time

April 16, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for Back to the Secret Garden

Ofcourse i loved the original secret garden and although this is no where near as brilliant it is still a sweet and lovely movie! If you want a magical heartwarming family movie then this is a must see! :)

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