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An American Girl Holiday (2004)

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (original title)
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

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Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger, and grow to be as close as even two sisters could be. But nothing could prepare them for the life-altering surprises that lie ahead! Written by American Girl Website

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23 November 2004 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Annasophia Robb is a blonde, but she wore a brunette wig in her role as Samantha. See more »

Goofs

When Cornelia is about to toss her bouquet, we see her two friends stand in front of Grandmary. Yet when the camera cuts to Grandmary catching the bouquet, Cornelia's friends are to the right of her. See more »

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[Eddie has found Samantha and Nellie in the boathouse on the Edwards-Parkington estate; much to the ire of Nellie's employer, Mrs. Ryland]
Mrs. Ryland: [furious; to Nellie] *What* were you *doing*, you senseless girl? You would have the WHOLE neighborhood looking for you!
[quietly; still furious]
Mrs. Ryland: THIS is clearly unacceptable. The servants of this household will not allowed to wander away from the estate grounds, or "spend time" with the neighbor's children.
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Abide with Me
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Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
[Hymn during church]
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Superb acting, beautiful costumes, well cast--this movie was excellent!
29 November 2004 | by (Reeseville, Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie and it put such a wonderful feeling in me that I could not stop smiling--seriously, I was smiling like an idiot. I think the acting was superb, and I can be a very harsh judge, because I am serious about acting and I know a lot about it. The actors all did an excellent job. It was a very sweet movie, and I actually taped it on the telly after watching it the first time. The costumes were amazing, and the casting fit perfectly in my mind. Mia Farrow was great as Grandmary, Anna Sophia Robb did a great job as Samantha, and all the other actors were great. But my favorite was Rebecca Mader, who played the role of Aunt Cornelia. She was very lovely and did great. It was the best movie I've seen come out in months, and it really teaches you a lesson and gives you hope to go on and live your dreams. I absolutely loved it!


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