The secret Garden movie review: delightful scenery but dull story.

The Secret Garden (2020) movie review.

The Secret Garden (2020) movie review.
The Secret Garden (2020) by Marc Munden. 
Cast: Dixie Egerickx, Richard Hensell, 
David Verrey, Julie Walters, Maeve Dermody, 
Colin Firth, Isis Davis, Amir Wilson, Fozzie, 
Edan Hayhurst, Rupert Young, Sonia Goswami.
Director: Marc Munden.

Language:  English.

Cinematography: Lol Crawley.

Music director: Dario Marianelli.

Release date: 7 August 2020.

Running time: 1hr 39mins.

Genre: Family, Drama,  Fantasy.
What’s there in this film?.

The Secret Garden (2020) is a novel based fantasy film by David Heyman who produced Harry Potter and Paddington.

The one-line story is a young orphan girl who was sent to live with her uncle in England where she finds a magical garden.

The fortune of this film is the cinematography, this made the film a quality one on visuals, the fact is it is a visually impressive one, they took us to that woods.

It is a children based film, so there is no that much importance for older actors, Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson did a good job for what they gave.

What’s not there in this film?.

Apart from good visuals, there is nothing to engage the audience, the whole movie is a slow one with many repetitive scenes.

The first half is a full drag compare to the second half mainly that first 30mins in the first half, I thought it’s a horror film by seeing haunted house effects, the truth is its mild boring fantasy film.

The screenplay goes very slow with many unnecessary repetitive shots mainly that dream scenes, I don’t know why they have inserted this.

There is no that much magical and adventures scenes about that secret Garden, it mostly tangled between usual drama scenes of heroine’s cousin and her pet and unwanted horror dream scenes.

Star performance:

It fits Dixie Egerickx.

Because there is no choice and for her one-man show.


It just simple, the heroine’s mom and her dad were dead because of their sickness, so heroine was sent to live with her uncle in England, where she gets her cousin who is also lost her mother.

She finds one secret Garden where her mom used to play.she also discovers there is something magical about that garden.we can easily guess what the reason for this magic. the reason is, it is now occupied by her dead mother’s soul, she tried to make her child (heroine) happy.

By understanding the reason for that magical garden, heroine tried to cure her cousin because he was unable to stand and the story ends.


Good visual but a dull boring story. watch this film if you have time, this is not much worst to avoid.

The Secret Garden (2020) rating:

2.75/5 – Lots to improve (by Movie Laundry) 

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