The Secret Garden
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WITH WALTER WILLIAMS: THE SECRET GARDEN
You know what a pandemic needs?
A movie about a magical hidden garden to make us forget about the real world for 99 minutes.
Enter the latest version of “The Secret Garden”, I’ve loved all of the other versions and stage productions, so add this one to that list.
The story is eternal based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel.
Dixie Egerickx is a stand out performer as the orphaned girl who moves to her strict Uncle’s rambling English estate, after tragedy and cholera strikes her home in India.
Just wait until she finds the beautiful dog mistakenly named, Jemima and the key that opens a secret gate to an arbor that Brisbane’s South Bank would be proud of.
The wonderful Colin Firth plays her Uncle and has now appeared in the last two versions in different roles.
Julie Walters plays Mrs Medlock the house keeper for this spooky mansion on the misty Moores.
The house itself is a character with so many secrets and hidden doors.
Aussie Spotting: Australian actress Maeve Dermody as Alice the orphan, Mary’s mum.
Marc Munden has done a superb job directing this gem.