When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »
Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers ... See full summary »
Grace is excited for the summer so she can start a business with her friends, but things take an unexpected turn when her mom announces a trip to Paris. There, Grace must learn to get along... See full summary »
Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so ... See full summary »
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
Annasophia Robb is a blonde, but she wore a brunette wig in her role as Samantha. See more »
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 »
[Eddie has found Samantha and Nellie in the boathouse on the Edwards-Parkington estate; much to the ire of Nellie's employer, Mrs. Ryland]
[furious; to Nellie]
*What* were you *doing*, you senseless girl? You would have the WHOLE neighborhood looking for you!
[quietly; still furious]
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.
[...] See more »
I was surprised when I heard this was being made into a movie. My sister read the American Girls books when she was a kid, and I never expected them to make a movie out of them. But all things considered, I thought the WB did a good job.
First of all, Annasophia Robb is a cute little kid, and at twelve years old, she has the potential to be a talented actress. She did a great job in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and looked as if she had fun while doing it. In the movie, Annasophia plays Samantha Parkington, a ten-year-old girl living in New York in 1904. The acts of the film are divided into the four seasons. In the spring, she makes friends with the servant girls living next door. In the summer, she meets her uncle's new wife. In the fall, she moves in with her aunt and uncle in the city, and then helps her three friends escape from an orphan home. In the winter, everyone lives happily ever after.
The orphanage reminded me of a federal prison, and the warden, er, manager reminded me of Carol Burnett in Annie. I also liked the movie's message about helping the needy. That's what made it a family movie.
So maybe it wasn't Emmy worthy, but if you have kids, or you just like cute movies, you'll like this movie.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?