That's 20 bucks I will never get back for renting a theatrical release. But I am a sucker for The Secret Garden. As remakes go...so much right...and soooo much wrong. Possibly be best casting was Dickon and Martha...but the writers kinda ruined it. The writers also ruined Mr Craven... in the book and other adaptations you kinda feel a bit sorry for him, you grow to like Mary, you kinda like Colin...you start out liking Martha and Dickon... I got to the end, and didn't like any of them, I mean well cast and played as well as they could with the writing but... urg. I think the movie was mostly to be a CGI show off. The trailer made it seem a lot better. Music...weird, some places it seemed right and went with the movie well and other times it was like, maybe if I was high on drugs this would make sense. Basically the only thing good in the movie is the dog. Its set in 1947...rationing was still on in England, so character getting that deep of a bath...not happening. Of the remakes around the wars, I think Hallmark did it better. I think this would have been a better movie had they not tried to have a fleeting kiss with the book and pretend its "based upon". For those saying 10 yr olds don't talk that way...remember these were kids left on their own with educational books, they're gonna talk older then they are. Anyways, if you don't look at it as a The Secret Garden remake, or even have anything to do with The Secret Garden, i think you'll enjoy the movie...if you go into this as a remake...you're gonna have a bad time. 2 stars, Casting and the Dog. Everything else, burn it all and kept it as ruins.