The Secret Garden

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  • G
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.3  (37,568)
  • 74

In the Secret Garden an English girl, Mary Lenox, and her wealthy family live in India where her self absorbed parents give her everything in the world except their affection. During a party an earthquake hits and Mary's parents do not survive. Orphaned, she is sent to stay with her only living relative, mysterious Lord Craven, a hermit who was the husband of her mother's twin sister. The spoiled little girl finds a rude welcome at Misselthwaite Manor where the housekeeper doesn't seem at all glad to have her there. She is instructed not to wander and left to her own devices. At first, Mary does not see her uncle who, wallowing in the death of his wife at the birth of their son, is often gone from his home full of painful memories. Although lonely initially, Mary gets used to the manor and finds her first real friend in a local boy named Dickon. She takes to exploring the grounds and finds a secret garden, locked up at her uncle's behest as it was his wife's favorite place, and the key to open it. She and Dickon begin working to restore the garden. On a nighttime exploration to find the source of strange crying, Mary discovers her bedridden cousin Colin, who has been locked away his entire life convinced that he is ill. The cousins begin spending time together and she and Dickon slowly introduce Colin to the world outside, bringing him often to the secret garden where they help him learn to walk again. Colin wishes to see his father and so Mary and her friends perform a ritual she learned in India that inexplicably draws him home. He joyously reunites with his now walking son, finally pulled from his mourning. With Mary's help, Colin and his father both learn again what it is to love and be loved, and Mary finally opens up now that she has a family that wants her.

The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden

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In the Secret Garden an English girl, Mary Lenox, and her wealthy family live in India where her self absorbed parents give her everything in the world except their affection. During a party an earthquake hits and Mary's parents do not survive. Orphaned, she is sent to stay with her only living relative, mysterious Lord Craven, a hermit who was the husband of her mother's twin sister. The spoiled little girl finds a rude welcome at Misselthwaite Manor where the housekeeper doesn't seem at all glad to have her there. She is instructed not to wander and left to her own devices.

At first, Mary does not see her uncle who, wallowing in the death of his wife at the birth of their son, is often gone from his home full of painful memories. Although lonely initially, Mary gets used to the manor and finds her first real friend in a local boy named Dickon. She takes to exploring the grounds and finds a secret garden, locked up at her uncle's behest as it was his wife's favorite place, and the key to open it. She and Dickon begin working to restore the garden.

On a nighttime exploration to find the source of strange crying, Mary discovers her bedridden cousin Colin, who has been locked away his entire life convinced that he is ill. The cousins begin spending time together and she and Dickon slowly introduce Colin to the world outside, bringing him often to the secret garden where they help him learn to walk again.

Colin wishes to see his father and so Mary and her friends perform a ritual she learned in India that inexplicably draws him home. He joyously reunites with his now walking son, finally pulled from his mourning. With Mary's help, Colin and his father both learn again what it is to love and be loved, and Mary finally opens up now that she has a family that wants her.

The Secret Garden is a 1993 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 74.

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  • Release Date
    1993
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • Language
    French
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (37,568)
  • Metascore
    74