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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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1.33 : 1
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Debut of AnnaSophia Robb. See more »

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Not only are the coins in Eddie Ryland's money jar new, several of them are Canadian. See more »

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Nellie O'Malley: [to Samantha; when they meet at the alley behind the orphanage] Mrs. Frouchy says that she'll place me out if I don't behave.
Samantha: What does she mean?
Nellie O'Malley: To place me on the orphan train... to get adopted by a family *far away!* In my train, it goes really fast to the mid-west.
Samantha: With Jenny and Bridget?
Nellie O'Malley: [in despair] No, they're too young. If she ever sends me, I'll never get to see them again...
Samantha: [indignant] Oh! You CANNOT go! You and your sisters have to stay together! We've got to find a way... I'm not ...
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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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Great Movie!!
24 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie was terrific! I am 13 and I have two American Girl dolls myself. I have read all of Samantha's books and I found the movie really good! Some scenes sounded like soap opera, and some of the acting was a little off, but otherwise it was great! It must have been really hard for Nellie and her sisters. I would have done the same thing if I were in Samantha's place! I don't know what some thought of this movie, but it was great for me! It was so cool and I LOVED the scenery. The Aunt Cornelia and Uncle Gard sounded so fake sometimes. It was kinda obvious. I can't wait to see the movie again! I was mad when commercial brakes came on because I wanted to watch it! But, it was good anyway!


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