The Chalk Garden
The Chalk Garden (1998)

This film adaptation of Edith Bagnold's play stars Deborah Kerr as Miss Madrigal, the secretive new governess of British "problem child" Laurel (Hayley Mills). Both Madrigal and faithful butler Maitland (John Mills) are aware… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Emanuel Levy

The screen adaptation of Bagnold's famous play is so so, but the acting, especially of Dame Edith Evans, is excellent.

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Red Lats
We have seen movies about unruly kids before - kids who scare away governesses. Usually (like Sound of Music), the governess solves the kids' issues with… More
jay nixon
Wonderful psychological game of cat and mouse. A tad reserved, not a bad thing in this situation, excellent performances all around.