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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle ... See full summary »

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Tamás Tóth ...
Vicar
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György Szathmári ...
Lawyer (as György Szatmari)
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George Mendel ...
Priest (as György Mendel)
Michael Webber ...
Szabolcs Csák ...
Henry
Lurko ...
Zoltán Markovits ...
David
Marcell Tóth ...
Richard
Zoltán Barabás Kis ...
Dulac (as Zoltán Barabás Kiss)
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When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must overcome her family's pride in order to unearth the secrets of the past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever. Written by Monica Penders

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curse | pure heart | horse | moral | lion | See All (12) »

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A magical adventure for all the family! See more »


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Rated PG for some mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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6 February 2009 (UK)  »

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De maanprinses en het geheim van het witte paard  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£308,099 (UK) (8 February 2009)
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Trivia

Dakota Blue Richards hadn't read The Little White Horse, the book the film is based upon, when she got the part of Maria. She read it while on the flight to Hungary to film the book. See more »

Goofs

As they are having breakfast the first morning in Moonacre, the level of the shake in Benjamin's glass change from full, to less, to full again. See more »

Quotes

Miss Heliotrope: [carriage drives through a large bump on the road] Miss Heliotrope: Maria, there is only one thing that can save us now.
Miss Heliotrope: [Miss Heliotrope and Maria speak together] Classicl french needlepoint.
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The sea is used as a backdrop for the end credits. See more »

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Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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Written by Christian Henson and Caroline Lost
Performed by SKYE
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Awesome movie for all Fairy Tale Lovers!
9 March 2011 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I really found this movie to be a fantastic fairytale! I love fairytale movies, and this one was quite creative and the acting was also very good! I have been quite disappointed with many of the recent fairy tale like movies that have come out, when even the story line could be good, the acting has been horrible. I hate it when, even in a fairy tale, the acting seems unrealistic. The whole point of a fairytale is take the viewer away into a magical world and make them believe it is real! This movie does that quite well! This movie is a must see for anyone who enjoys escaping for a bit into a believable yet make believe world! :) Highly recommended! :)


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